Apollo Computer


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Apollo Computer

(company)
A company making workstations often used for CAD.

From 1980 to 1987, Apollo were the largest manufacturer of network workstations. Apollo workstations ran Aegis, a proprietary operating system with a Posix-compliant Unix alternative frontend. Apollo's networking was particularly elegant, among the first to allow demand paging over the network, and allowing a degree of network transparency and low sysadmin-to-machine ratio that is still unmatched.

Apollo's largest customers were Mentor Graphics (electronic design), GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Boeing (mechanical design). Apollo was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1989, and gradually closed down over the period 1990-1997.
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Dalton began his career at Apollo Computer where he honed skills in multiple UNIX operating system's, architectures and early token ring, and Ethernet networking technologies.
Among its backers are FMR, the holding company for the Fidelity mutual funds; Boston Capital Ventures and Apollo Computer entrepreneur John William Poduska.
Husak, who is also CEO of Plexxi, worked at Apollo Computer and 3Com after 3Com bought his company Synernetics, a maker of ATM switches, in 1993.
His software development background includes senior positions at Hewlett-Packard, Apollo Computer, Wang Laboratories and Honeywell Information Systems.
He began his career in the technical workstation business at Apollo Computer and HP before becoming CFO of Intellution, where he was first introduced to SCADA software.
On a call yesterday Bishop, who also built and managed world sales organizations at DEC and Apollo Computer, said he was 100% behind the plan he inherits from Belluzzo, although some details of its execution may change.
While large host computers are still part of the scenario for many large companies, users are taking increasing advantage of the local computing power available through less expensive engineering workstations, such as those available from Sun Microsystems and Apollo Computer.
Before Sun, Zander worked at Apollo Computer as vice president of marketing and at Data General in a number of marketing and engineering positions.
Beullens comes to OSDL after serving in product, engineering and sales and marketing management positions at AMC, Apollo Computer, Hewlett Packard and MC2.
Of course, this is not the first time HP has used the Apollo brand name; Apollo Computer was the moniker of a Unix workstation company that HP bought in 1989 and folded into its own workstation division.
Zander was managing director of leading private equity fund Silver Lake Partners, vice president of marketing at Apollo Computer, and an engineering and marketing executive with Data General.
Earlier in his career he held senior management positions in the formation and growth stages of Data General and was a member of the founding team of Apollo Computer.