DEC has taken a licence to Apollo Computer Inc’s Network Computing System for evaluation for possible use in future products. The software enable users to distribute parts of a single application to a variety of task-specific computers.
DEC has finally confirmed the existence of its OEM agreement with IBM for 3480 tape drives – six months after the fact that IBM had won out over rival bidder Hitachi Ltd first came to light. The order could be worth as much as $300m to $500m, but DEC is believed to be keeping its options open about buying some from another vendor (CI No 1,083).
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