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July 24, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

The bid by Sequent Europe Ltd has been chosen from 10 tenders by the UK Government’s Central Statistical Office, where it will replace a Sperry 1100 the Office previously shared with the Treasury. The Sequent S81 will run the Ingres relational database, and will be configured with four 80386 processors, 16Mb memory and 1.5Gb disk. Using Ethernet and TCP/IP, the system will be linked to around 80 MS-DOS micros, mostly Amstrads and Sperry PC/ITs. The machine will be used to hold the Office database of economic statistics, but conversion from the 1100 will not be completed until March 1989. Statistical Office Computer Services chief John Ludley said the Sequent had been chosen as it was the most cost-effective of the systems bid.

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