Sun-3 Workstation

Sun-3 Workstation

(computer)
A Unix workstation produced by Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the 1980s, based on the Motorola 68020. Successor to the Sun-2 Workstation, followed by the Sun-4 Workstation. The Sun-3 had a custom MMU. A couple of mutant models used an entirely different architecture.

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Since our Sun-3 workstation took 100 seconds to solve our 832-constraint problem using the XMP library, we feared that our system would not be feasible for large gate arrays.
A graph produced by the Sun-3 workstation often resembles a complex topographical map or a swirling mixture of multicolored paint.
Four multiprocessing systems participated: PHOENIX used 20 SUN-3 workstations located at SUN Microsystems, in mountain View, Calif., FIDELITY EXPERIMENTAL used 28 6502's and one Z-80, OSTRICH ran on an 8-processor Data General system, and WAYCOOL, a new program developed at Cal Tech, used a 128-processor N-cube.
At IRIS' Data Management Center (DMS) in Austin, Texas, Ethernet links Sun-3 workstations to an IBM 4381 mainframe storing the seismic data at the University of Texas' Center for High Performance Computing, also based in Austin.
The Sun-3 workstations compute at up to 3 mips, and have an optional 3.5-in.