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WYSE INTRODUCES ITS THIRD GENERATIONTRUE SYMMETRIC MULTIPROCESSING PLATFORM

 SAN JOSE, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A leader in True Symmetric Multiprocessing (TSMP) technology, Wyse Technology Inc. introduced its third generation TSMP platform, the Series 7000i Model 760MP. The system, which is positioned as a UNIX(R)-based multiuser system and network database server, can support more than 250 active users and starts at a list price of $19,995. Protecting a user's initial hardware investment, the system is scalable to five Intel 66MHz i486DX2 processors and will accommodate Intel's Pentium(TM) processor later this year. It will also be available as a Microsoft Windows NT(TM) server and power user platform.
 "In 1990 we introduced our first multiprocessing system which brought high-level minicomputer performance down to the mid-range price class," explained Rich Wesson, vice president of business development for Wyse's Systems Division. "In the second generation, we drove down the cost while expanding the user range even further. The new platform builds upon the competitive price/performance of the second generation with significant performance and diagnostic enhancements."
 Optimal system performance in the Series 7000i Model 760MP, which exceeds 200 million instructions per second (MIPS), is achieved through the extension of central processing unit (CPU) scalability, new system board design, maximized bus throughput, disk and peripheral performance and advanced diagnostics.
 Scalable from one to five 66MHz i486DX2 processors, the Series 7000i Model 760MP is designed to run complex, mission-critical applications using today's advanced 32-bit multiprocessing operating systems such as UNIX and Windows NT. As processing needs increase, TSMP architecture provides linear performance gains with each additional processor. The Series 7000i Model 760MP, in a five CPU configuration, achieved a maximum user load of 792 under AIM III benchmarks.
 A new, highly integrated system board design optimizes the burst mode of the Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) bus. Compared to the previous generation, the new board, controller application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and data buffer, allow four times as much data to be moved quickly between the CPUs and peripherals. This improved I/O performance is ideal for database applications that need to frequently access disk storage, as well as for speeding up file transfers across a network.
 Significant improvements in system response times, a key benefit to users, are gained through the use of the Small Computer System Interface-2 (SCSI) bus and peripherals. SCSI-2 adds support for newer peripheral devices such as CD-ROM, as well as allowing disks to transfer data at burst rates double that of previous SCSI-1 drives. Up to 52GB of SCSI-2 disk storage can be added with up to four SCSI expansion chassis.
 Nine 32-bit EISA slots and six 64-bit Wyse Wyde bus slots are available for CPU and memory expansion. In addition, six half-height peripheral bays and various hard disk options, up to 1GB drives, are available. A 320/525MB cartridge tape drive is included with all UNIX- based models.
 New to the Series 7000i Model 760MP is the ability to boot the system remotely through the use of an internal modem. This allows support personnel the flexibility of restarting the system remotely for troubleshooting. ROM-resident diagnostics and utilities can also be used locally or remotely for problem diagnosis prior to a potential site visit. If a site visit is still required, downtime is minimized because the service technician spends only the time needed to replace necessary parts. Firmware can also be upgraded remotely over a modem or with a floppy diskette, further reducing the need for a technician visit. Ultimately, these robust diagnostic features save customers time and money.
 The Series 7000i Model 760MP ships with 16MB of Error Detection Correction (EDC) RAM expandable to 512MB. The EDC memory protects data integrity by automatically correcting for one bit errors and detecting two bit errors that may occur in data transfer.
 The system runs a TSMP implementation of UNIX System Laboratories' (USL) UNIX System V Release 4. Wyse's enhanced, multithreaded version of UNIX System V has been highly tuned to take advantage of all of the performance features of the Series 7000i Model 760MP. This truly scalable, robust environment provides load balancing and application compatibility with numerous commercial UNIX applications.
 The platform will also support Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, when available, in the client-server model in a PC-based network with LAN Manager. In 1992, Microsoft chose the Series 7000i as a development and test platform for the multiprocessing-capable Windows NT. As a development platform partner, Wyse has previewed the Series 7000i Model 760MP at trade shows such as Comdex and developer's conferences and offered developers specially priced Windows NT configurations of the Series 7000i.
 The Series 7000i Model 760MP with UNIX has an aggressive starting list price of $19,995 for a one CPU configuration. Additional 66MHz i486DX2 CPU boards have a list price of $7,499. Priced attractively to help promote Microsoft Windows NT applications development, development system configurations start at $9,895. The Series 7000i Model 760MP is available immediately through distributors and resellers. The system is backed by a one-year warranty which includes on-site support provided by Hewlett-Packard.
 Wyse Technology is a leading independent supplier of microprocessor- based products, which include terminals, IBM PC-compatible computers, monitors and UNIX-based multiuser systems. The company sells its products through distributors, value added resellers and original equipment manufacturers. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Wyse operates sales offices across the United States and in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Jeannie Low, 408-473-2013, or Elizabeth Bellock, 408-473-2015, both of Wyse Technology Inc.; Shelly Gordon of Thomas Associates, Inc., 415-325-6236, for Wyse Technology Inc./


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