Beaverton, Ore.-- June 19, 1997--Sequent Computer Systems Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) announced strong support for Intel Corp.'s (Santa Clara, Calif.) 64-bit IA-64 microprocessor family.
Intel's architecture, starting with the Merced microprocessor, will help Sequent to achieve higher scalability and performance with its NUMA-Q 2000 servers.
Sequent's architects and engineers are working with Intel on systems implementation to develop new technologies for use with Intel's upcoming 64-bit microprocessors. Sequent expects to be one of the first suppliers of systems based on Intel's Merced processor as it becomes available in the next several years.
Sequent's NUMA-Q 2000 family of servers leverage the commodity power of Intel's Pentium Pro-based processor boards. These four-processor boards, or quads, are connected within a single server by Sequent's innovative IQ-Link, which transfers data between quads at the rate of 1 Gbyte/s.
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