The agency recently bought a load of outdated medical equipment so it could scavenge Intel 8086 chips - a variant of which powered IBM's first personal computer, in 1981.
When the first shuttle roared into space that year, the 8086 played a critical role at the heart of diagnostic equipment that made sure the shuttle's twin booster rockets were safe for blast off.
Further, the cost to get Windows machines is obviously more, and the way they've chosen to do it, Windows for Workgroups can,t run on 286 or 8086
com)-- Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, announces the new Model 8086 RJ45 A/B CAT6 compliant network switch.
The is no need to plug and unplug cables with the Model 8086, thereby eliminating connector wear.
The Model 8086 is available for shipment worldwide.
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From the 8086 to today's Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor, Intel(R) Xeon(TM) and Intel(R) Centrino(TM) mobile technology, the Intel Architecture has brought the benefits of digital intelligence to people around the world, making it the most successful computer architecture in the history of computing," said Pat Gelsinger, Intel senior vice president and chief technology officer.
Introduced in 1978, the original 16-bit 8086 chip contained only 29,000 transistors and ran at 5 MHz.
Based on combined desktop, laptop and server shipments, Mercury Research calculates that Intel reached this milestone in April, roughly 25 years after the debut of the first 8086 microprocessor on June 8, 1978.