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Multiprocessors technology to grow By 1995, 50 percent of all computers sold into manufacturing sites will have some form of multiprocessor technology. The Yankee Group's just-released report, Emerging Computer Architectures, examines the development of new hardware architectures and their likely impact on manufacturing computing. The bar chart provides a view of the growth of multiprocessors in manufacturing applications.

"Multiprocessing computers represent a new generation of computing for manufacturing," says Keith Belton, director of the Yankee Group's Manufacturing Automation Planning Service. "Under the hood of the typical process-control system or MRP host, change is likely to be the norm rather than the exception," says Belton.

In this report, the Yankee Group examines, in detail, the developments of technology within a single computer system. The Yankee Group observes four principal emerging forms of multiprocessor architectures: dataflow, hypercube, shared memory, and neural network computers. The technology and use of each for manufacturing applications is examined.

"The major issue users face is how to successfully implement and combine this computing technology with the organization's existing CIM/IS strategy," notes Belton. Yankee Group believes that the future size of the multiprocessing market will be determined more by the actions of IBM and Digital Equipment Corp than by the relatively small companies supplying the market today. By 1993 the clear majority of new computer architectures sold--which by then will be standard computer architectures--will be supplied by established computer vendors.

Multiprocessing technology will have an enormous impact on the desktop. Yankee Group expects that in 1995, a $4000 single-user engineering/manufacturing workstation will be a 30 MIPS machine with two or more central processing units and as much as 15 MB of memory. UNIX has leveled the playing field and provided an opportunity for a multiprocessing supplier to take price/performance leadership from existing suppliers.
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