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From: richa...@sco.COM (Richard Trivett)
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Subject: SCO MPX 1.1.0
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Date: 26 Nov 90 18:15:29 GMT
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Posted: Mon Nov 26 19:15:29 1990

ABSTRACT:

   SCO MPX release 1.1.0 transforms a 386- or 486-based microcomputer 
   running SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Version 2.0 from a
   traditional uniprocessor computer into a powerful multiprocessor
   workstation, server, or minicomputer.


AVAILABILITY:

   SCO MPX Release 1.1.0 is anticipated to be available for limited 
   first customer shipments on November 21, 1990, with full volume 
   shipments anticipated by mid-December.  The SCO MPX Release 1.1.0 
   Direct Update is anticipated to be available by late-December.
   See the NOTES section below for more details.


DESCRIPTION: 
   
   SCO MPX Release 1.1.0 is a supplement to the SCO UNIX
   System V/386 Release 3.2 Operating System Version 2.0 and Open
   Desktop that transforms a 386- or 486-based multiprocessor
   microcomputer into a powerful workstation, server, or
   minicomputer.  When one SCO MPX package is added for each
   additional processor, SCO UNIX System V/386 or Open Desktop can
   support up to 29 additional processors, dramatically improving
   performance.  SCO MPX supports all SCO UNIX System V/386 and 
   Open Desktop features.

   After Version 2.0 of the SCO UNIX System is installed on the
   first processor, each additional SCO MPX package enables another
   processor to share the processing of the system's total workload.
   Automatic load balancing distributes system and application
   processing among all the available processors, and requires no
   changes to either applications or drivers.  This transparent
   multiprocessor support is ideal for customers who need to
   increase system performance without replacing hardware or
   software.

   SCO MPX maintains 100 percent application and device-driver
   binary compatibility with the SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2
   Operating System Version 2.0.  The application does not need to
   know whether it runs on a uniprocessor UNIX System or on a
   multiprocessor system with SCO MPX.  Therefore, any software
   which had previously run on a uniprocessor version of SCO UNIX
   System V/386 will run ``out of the box'' on SCO MPX.  A large
   proportion of the SCO UNIX System drivers have been
   ``multithreaded.'' Drivers which have not been multithreaded 
   will run on a ``default'' processor.

   SCO MPX is based on a symmetric multiprocessing architecture,
   which means that all processors in the machine can execute both
   system and user tasks.  Therefore, each additional processor
   contributes equally to the overall processing power of the
   system.  SCO MPX retains the same standards conformance as SCO
   UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Version 2.0, including the AT&T
   SVID, IEEE POSIX, and FIPS-151 POSIX.  Like SCO UNIX System V/386
   and Open Desktop, SCO MPX is also designed to meet the U.S.
   government criteria for C2-level security.


APPLICATION: 

   SCO MPX takes the SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2
   Operating System Version 2.0 from a multiuser, multitasking
   operating system sharing a single processor to one that takes
   full advantage of all processors on a multiprocessor computer.
   Thus, SCO MPX can increase the performance of these machines to
   the level of high-performance servers and "super-microcomputers."
   Because SCO MPX takes maximum advantage of all processors, it
   provides an ideal solution to the CPU bottleneck problem.

   SCO MPX provides a high degree of flexibility:  where an
   additional processor can be added, an additional SCO MPX package
   can be installed easily, up to the limit of twenty-nine (29) SCO
   MPX packages.


FEATURES:

   - Full support of SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Version 2.0
     features.
   - 100-percent binary compatibility.
   - Software which runs on SCO UNIX System V/386 runs ``out of the
     box'' on SCO MPX.
   - Automatic load balancing among available processors.
   - Close coupling of processors for maximum performance.
   - Easy upgrade since SCO MPX package is installed every time
     a processor is added.
   - Designed to retain the same standards conformance as the SCO
     UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Operating System Version 2.0.
   - Support for up to 29 additional processors.


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

   Saves Money     Compared with a mini, mainframe, or supercomputer
                   solution, multiprocessing SCO MPX provides
                   superior price-performance.

   Lower           Since SCO MPX runs on industry-standard
   Maintenance     microprocessor technologies, the customer
   Costs           does not get locked into one vendor's solutions
                   for peripherals and add-ons.

   Easy Upgrade    After the SCO UNIX System is installed on the
   Path            first processor, additional SCO MPX packages can
                   be easily installed to enable additional
                   processors to share the system's workload.


GENERAL SPECIFICATION:  

   Each SCO MPX package contains both 3.5" and 5.25" media, Release 
   and Installation notes (including notes for device-driver writers), 
   and a Serial Number and Activation Key. One SCO MPX package is 
   required for each additional CPU.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

   Software:   SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Operating System
               Version 2.0 or Open Desktop Release 1.1

   Hardware:   COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO
               Corollary 386/smp or 486/smp
               Zenith Z1000
               ALR MultiAccess Series 3000

   Additional  Minimum of 1 processor
   CPUs:       Maximum of 29 processors
               Unlimited users


NOTES:

   (1) Information regarding pricing, delivery, warranty, and
   support options can be obtained from your supplier.  End-users
   should contact an SCO Authorized Reseller.  Resellers should
   contact an SCO Authorized Distributor.  For the name of the
   relevant supplier in your area:
                                                                      
   From the U.S.A.:                         1-(800) SCO-UNIX (726-8649)
                                            FAX: 408 458-4227

   From Canada:                             1-(800) 461-6962
                                            FAX: 416 922-8397
                                                                      
   From Europe, the Middle East, & Africa:  +44 (0) 923 816344
                                            FAX: +44 923 817781
                                                                      
   From the Pacific, Asia, & Latin America: +1 408 425-7222
                                            FAX: +1 408 458-4227
                                            ATTN: PAL Sales
                                                                      
   E-Mail:  i...@sco.COM
                                                                      
   Software and hardware developers are invited to contact SCO
   Developer Relations at any of the above numbers, or send your
   enquiry by e-mail to dev...@sco.COM.

   (2) SCO MPX Release 1.0 will continue to be available to end
   users running Open Desktop Release 1.0.  

   (3) COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO users need to install the Compaq EISA
   supplement after installing SCO MPX in order to take full
   advantage of EISA and Disk Array drives.

   (4) End users running SCO MPX Release 1.0 on SCO UNIX System
   V/386 Release 3.2 Version 2.0 will be able to obtain a No-Charge
   Update to Release 1.1 through the SCO Technical Support
   Department.  A direct-mail announcement will be sent to all
   registered end users of SCO MPX Release 1.0 end users notifying
   them of the No-Charge Update.  The SCO MPX Release 1.1 No-Charge
   Update is ``unintelligent'' in that it requires a complete
   reinstallation of both system software and application packages.

   (5) Those end users who are currently running SCO MPX Release 1.0
   on earlier versions of SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 will
   first need to obtain the SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2
   Operating System Version 2.0 Direct Update.  After updating to
   SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Version 2.0, they will be able
   to install SCO MPX Release 1.1.

SCO and Open Desktop are registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz
   Operation, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries.  SCO MPX is
   a trademark of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
UNIX is registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories in the
   U.S.A. and other countries.
Compaq and COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO are trademarks of Compaq Computer
   Corporation.
386/smp and 486/smp are trademarks of Corollary, Inc.
Zenith is a registered trademark and Z1000 is a trademark of
   Zenith Data Systems.
ALR and MultiAccess Series 3000 are trademarks of Advanced Logic
   Research, Inc.
POSIX is a trademark of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
   Engineers.

-- 
Rich Trivett
SCO Technical Marketing
...uunet!sco!richardt   richa...@sco.COM

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