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July 29, 1990


By CBR Staff Writer

It’s difficult to turn down a big OEM disk drive contract from IBM even if you have been burned in the past when such a contract was terminated, but Seagate Technology Inc is a lot bigger these days, and the business on offer is rather smaller: according to Electronic News, the company is to be the second source to IBM’s Fujisawa plant for the 3.5 30Mb diwork File System on Sparcservers, and is claimed to cut transfer time to a fraction of what it would ordinarily be. Applications such as computer-aided design, geophysical mapping and imaging can benefit enormously, the company claims. The Omni File System, designed for use with files intiple copies work out at about $8,000 each. The Omni File System is designed for moving large files around in Nble with NetworkOMNI HAS NEW CO-PROCESSOR, FILE SYSTEM FOR SUN’s SPARCSERVERSOmni Solutions Inc, Mountain View, California, is the latest addition to the bandwaggon of companies offering hardware and software performance-boosting add-ons for Sun Microsystems computers. Omni has a network co-processor claimed to double the speed of Sparcservers – along with the Omni File System, for Network File System environments. The Omni 400. Cornell estimates that Sun commands around 40% of the Unix server market – down from 50% when he was at the company – and that DEC is its the nearest competitor.

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