Issue No.05 - May (1986 vol.6)
Daniel Atkins , The University of Michigan
Richard Phillips , The University of Michigan
Brian Schipper , The University of Michigan
This article describes a system that allows a reduced-function workstation, an Apple Macintosh, to perform as a low-end node in an Apollo Domain workstation network. Programs that run in the Apollo environment do not have to be modified to be accessed from the Macintosh; the appropriate system subroutines are intercepted and recast into a suitable form. Each Apollo workstation can support from two to three Macintosh PCs, making the average cost per console as little as $5000. A similar project is underway for the IBM PC family of computers.
Daniel Atkins, Richard Phillips, Brian Schipper, "A Bridge from Full-Function to Reduced-Function Workstations", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.6, no. 5, pp. 53-57, May 1986, doi:10.1109/MCG.1986.276792