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From: t...@sco.COM (Tim Ruckle)
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Subject: SCO supports new 50-MHz Intel486DX microprocessor
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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 91 23:51:02 GMT
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             SCO SUPPORTS NEW 50-MHz INTEL486 DX MICROPROCESSOR

                 New CPU combined with SCO operating systems
          dramatically raises the performance ceiling of PC systems
            in multiuser and distributed computing configurations

NEW YORK, NY (June 24, 1991)--The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.  (SCO), the
world's leading supplier of open system software for microcomputers, today
announced that its SCO Open Desktop, SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2, and
SCO XENIX 386 operating systems will support the new 50-MHz Intel486 DX
microprocessor.  The SCO MPX performance extension for multiple-processor SCO
systems will also support the new CPU.

The 50-MHz Intel486 DX, which is 50 percent faster than the earlier 33-MHz
version, delivers the computing power, scalability, and multiprocessing
capability that today's demanding computing environments need.  It provides
both traditional multiuser PC systems and client/server distibuted computing
environments with increased performance, multiprocessing capability, and the
flexibility to expand as more users are added.

With SCO operating systems running on 50-MHz Intel486 DX-based systems,
OEMs, VARs, systems integrators and users can build powerful distributed
computing solutions for both business and technical environments, as well
as large-scale multiuser systems.

Doug Michels, SCO's co-founder and executive vice president, said, ``SCO is
excited about the availability of the 50-MHz Intel486 DX chip and the
tremendous opportunity it brings to the UNIX System marketplace.  SCO
customers and resellers will now be able to build larger and more powerful
open system platforms than ever before.  Intel has been listening to its
customers and has delivered what they wanted great price/performance.

``This significant leap in Intel microprocessor performance,'' said Michels,
``provides greater investment protection for existing SCO customers,
resellers, and independent software vendors, while extending the range of SCO
solutions available to the market.  For multiprocessor systems based on this
new 486 chip, SCO MPX will amplify multiuser and server performance to a new
level.''

SCO MPX is uniquely qualified to unleash the full power of 32-bit, 486-based,
multiple-processor computers that are used as workstations, servers, or
multiuser systems running SCO system software.  With SCO MPX, users can
increase system performance as their requirements demand.  After SCO Open
Desktop or SCO UNIX System V is installed on the first processor, each
additional SCO MPX package enables another processor to share the processing
of the system's total workload.

Scott McGregor, SCO's vice president and general manager of Distributed
Corporate Computing, said, ``With the introduction of the new 50-MHz
Intel486 DX, the ACE initiative continues to rely on Intel as a key
player in the open system movement that is bringing the PC into a more
powerful and important role.  SCO Open Desktop running on 50-MHz Intel486
DX-based systems offers a powerful open system solution for today's demanding
commercial workstation and server environments.  It's clear that Intel's x86
architecture will satisfy many users' needs throughout the decade.''

The ACE (Advanced Computing Environment) initiative was announced in April of
this year by SCO and 20 other leading hardware and software vendors.
The ACE initiative establishes standards for advanced computing systems that
will provide connectivity with customers' existing network environments and
give customers access to the largest base of new and existing off-the-shelf
applications that can run on a wide range of computers.  Among the components
of the ACE initiative are a unified UNIX System -- SCO Open Desktop -- and
full support for Intel x86-based, industry-standard PCs and PC systems.

                
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The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries. 
All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used
to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
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