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February 21, 1989


By CBR Staff Writer

Japan Computer Corp has developed a single-processor super workstation based on the MIPS Computer Inc R3000 RISC chip but claimed to deliver up to 60 MIPS (sounds unlikely): the claimed performance, out of a single CPU, has encouraged software companies such as Century Research Centre and Astec to do versions of supercomputer packages, mainly from the US, for the new workstation; the new machine is claimed to be particularly good at three-dimensional solid modelling because of its ability to draw five lines on the screen at once.

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