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MIPS Technologies

(MIPS Technologies, Inc., Mountain View, CA, www.mips.com) Founded in 1984 as MIPS Computer Systems Inc., the company merged with SGI in 1992 and spun off as an independent entity once again in 2000. MIPS is the designer of RISC-based microprocessors, which are made under license by NEC, Toshiba, Philips and others. They are widely used in myriad products, including printers and copiers, DVDs and digital TVs. MIPS also licenses its compilers and RISC/OS system software.

SGI computers used to be powered by MIPS CPUs, and earlier chips used an "R" designation as in R3000, R4000, R5000, etc. Subsequently, chip models fell into MIPS32 and MIPS64 families. See SGI.
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PermacolTM seems to have a better risk profile as it is physiologically inert, easy to inject with a very low sepsis rate (8) but its cost in South Africa (R8000 for four vials - > $600 at current exchange rates) has led to a reluctance of medical funders to pay for the procedure without data as to its effectiveness.
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The computer contained SGI's R8000 CPU with a clock speed of 75 MHz, not a powerful machine by today's standards, but sufficient to do the job.
We ran 12 MATLAB programs on a single processor of an SGI Power Challenge with the 90MHz MIPS R8000 Processor and 2GB of memory, running IRIX 6.1.
Here is a brief outline of the 64--bit migration of the leading Unix vendors: Silicon Graphics introduced a 64--bit CPU (the MIPS R8000) along with a 64--bit version of its Irix operating system (Irix 6.0) in 1994.
Experimental results on IBM RS/6000 and SGI R8000 platforms show that this approach performs up to three times faster than the less reliable QR factorization with column pivoting as it is currently implemented in LAPACK, and comes within 15% of the performance of the LAPACK block algorithm for computing a QR factorization without any column exchanges.
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(Cold Springs, NY) to supply its R8000 Series computers to form a host intelligence information data base.