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Ivory board for VME bus

   Date: Fri, 7 Oct 88 20:42 EDT
   From: DLA@jasper.scrc.symbolics.com (David L. Andre)

       Date: Fri, 07 Oct 88 13:10:52 N
       From: unido!sbsvax!ks%fb10vax.sbsvax@Warbucks.AI.SRI.COM

       Yesterday I attended a presentation of MacIvory given by German
       Customer Service. Someone asked if there would be Ivory boards for
       other computer systems than the MAC and one of the salespersons
       answered that Symbolics is developing a VME-Bus version of Ivory
       which would be available in late December or so.
       What I want to know now is, has anybody heard of such a thing? If so,
       can someone give me more information on this topic? (What are the
       intended target machines? How well will the LISP-System be integrated
       with the operating system of the target machine? etc. etc.)

   The XL-400 is a high-end Symbolics-label Ivory system based on the
   VME-Bus, and it will be available for beta test in December.  Volume
   shipments are scheduled for March.  Performance is approximately 2x that
   of a 3650.  It is not embedded in any other host, but you can attach
   most standard VME peripherals to it.

   The XL-400 and MacIvory are the only Ivory products announced at this time.

Is this the Sony workstation?  If not, where does the deal with Sony fit it
to the Symbolics product stategy??