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386

The first 32-bit CPU in, and third generation of, the Intel x86 family. The term may refer to the chip or to a PC that used it. Introduced in late 1985, it was the successor to the 286, and although adequate for DOS, it was slow for Windows and other graphics-based programs. It was the first x86 chip to unify memory management and allocate both extended and expanded (EMS) memory on demand. It also added Virtual 8086 Mode, which allowed multiple DOS applications to be multitasked side-by-side with Protected Mode (32-bit) applications. The 386 architecture was followed in all subsequent x86 chips. See PC and x86.

Technical Specs
Type: 32-bit multitasking microprocessor
Transistors: 275,000 (1.5 micron)
Package: 132-pin PGA
Registers: 32 32-bit
Real Mode: Performs as a 16-bit 8086 CPU; addresses 1MB memory.
Protected Mode: Addresses 4GB physical and 64TB virtual memory; provides access to memory protection and 32-bit instructions.
Virtual 8086 Mode: Protected Mode subset that runs a Real Mode application in a virtual machine.
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I will get into my impressions of the shooting the Model 386 in a moment, but let me say I feel the application of this technology in this specific instance is far more practical than the previous attempts.
Asking rents at 386 Park Avenue South, which contains 260,000 square feet of prime office space, are in the $57 to $72 range.
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Cuadra, STAR's new ability to run on 386 and 486 systems, along with the new, low entry-level prices, will lead to many more STAR sales into work environments with only a few users, as well as into larger PC-, and UNIX-oriented environments, such as federal agencies and universities.
The deal was consummated just as the finishing touches to the 386 facade were completed and while plans for an upgrade of the property's streetscape and front entrance, and a full renovation of the building lobby and elevators, are moving forward in full force.
We continue to see strong leasing activity at 386 Park Avenue South," said Tom Farrell, senior associate at Savanna.
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We are thrilled that the extensive capital improvement program for 386 Park Avenue South, which includes a redesigned and upgraded lobby, new windows, new elevator cabs, new common corridors, renovated restrooms, and new heating and cooling systems, has already produced such strong results for the building," said Todd E.
We are excited to launch this major capital improvement plan and leasing program at 386 Park Avenue South," said Christopher Schlank, a managing partner of Savanna.
Our initial assessment is that the 186/188 family and the 386 family appear to be in the highest demand with our customers.
The Institute signed a 4-year extension for its 4,250 s/f at 386 Park Avenue South.