No doubt one of the reasons behind the high-end workstation dialogue was the formation of the Advanced Computing Environment
(ACE) consortium earlier this year.
Indigo promises 3-D graphics, CD-quality audio, and Advanced Computing Environment
(ACE) Risc-compatibility for under $10,000.
And the same jockeying for position underlies another odd partnership, the "Advanced Computing Environment
" (ACE) consortium that Compaq, Digital, Microsoft and several dozen other spear-carriers announced two weeks earlier.