Issue No. 05 - May (1986 vol. 6)
Richard Phillips , The University of Michigan
Daniel Atkins , The University of Michigan
Nancy Benovich , 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.
B. Schipper, N. Benovich, R. Phillips and D. Atkins, "A Bridge from Full-Function to Reduced-Function Workstations," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. , pp. 53-57, 1986.