Improving on the mainframe

Cook, W.J.
June 1992
U.S. News & World Report;6/8/92, Vol. 112 Issue 22, p52
Reports that massing microprocessors enables big computers to manage data much faster and more cheaply. NCR Corp.'s marketing of a computer that reportedly will outperform any mainframe; Hewlett-Packard Co.'s high-powered, low-cost mainframe challenger; NCR's System 3600; IBM's new computers based on the `reduced instruction set computing' (RISC) microprocessor; Parallel processing in retailing, banking, and airlines.


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