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April 7, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:40pm


By CBR Staff Writer

The new IBM Corp CMOS uniprocessor is expected to deliver about 65 MIPS rather than the 80 MIPS it needs and some had hoped for. The embarrassing explanation for this seems that if IBM winds up the clock on its new CMOS microprocessor so that it will deliver 80 MIPS, the thing runs so hot it needs water cooling, when the reason for going from ECL to CMOS was to pension off the plumbers.

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