The P6: Ganging Up On Mainframes

FOR YEARS, PUNDITS HAVE been proclaiming that personal computer technology would soon bring an end to the need for mainframes. That day may finally be approaching. On Oct. 16, Sequent Computer Systems Inc. in Beaverton, Ore., was to unveil a family of machines that can gang together more than 250 of Intel Corp.'s upcoming Pentium Pro chips (previously called P6).

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