CETIA board meets PowerPC spec

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A new VME board with dual PowerPC 750 microprocessors from CETIA Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., is compatible with the PowerPC common hardware reference platform specification to achieve software compatibility with commercial PowerPC servers and workstations.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A new VME board with dual PowerPC 750 microprocessors from CETIA Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., is compatible with the PowerPC common hardware reference platform specification to achieve software compatibility with commercial PowerPC servers and workstations.

The new board combines the company`s earlier VMPC4a and a new IPM 750 daughter board. The PowerPC 750 processors are based on the "Arthur" design announced last fall by IBM and Motorola, and are an improved version of the PowerPC 603e core.

Each processor includes a second separate bus for the "back-side" level-two cache and allows up to 1 megabyte of cache memory per processor. The boards are part of CETIA`s PowerEngine 4 family of products.

CETIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson CSF, Toulon, France. The new single-board computer, designated the VMPC4a-DUAL, costs $8,700 and operates at clock speeds starting at 266 MHz.

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