ICL Perq 3A

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The PERQ 3A (otherwise known as the ICL 3300 Advanced Graphics Workstation) was developed by ICL as a replacement for the PERQ 2 in 1985.

The PERQ 3A had an all new microprocessor and 68881 floating-point unit, plus two AMD 29116A 32-bit bit slice processors which acted as graphics co-processors.

It also had up to 2 MB of RAM, a SCSI hard disk and was housed in a desktop "mini-tower"-style enclosure. The operating system was a port of UNIX System VRelease 2 called PNX 300. Prototype units were produced in 1985.

The project was cancelled before full production commenced (the project had run late and ICL decided it was a solution provider - it would sell Sun workstations as part of the solution).

Manufacturer: ICL
Date: 1985

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH44372. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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