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* Stanford University, 1981: SUN.
 
* Stanford University, 1981: SUN.
 
* Three Rivers, 1979: PERQ.
 
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These machines has some or all of the attributes, but are usually not regarded as workstations.
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* [[Imlac]], 1970: [[Imlac PDS-1|PDS-1]]
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* [[Xerox PARC]], 1973: [[Alto]]
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* [[MIT AI Lab|MIT]], 1974: CONS [[LISP machine]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:53, 25 March 2021

A workstation was a high-end personal computer (physically a desktop, not a laptop), capable of running computationally demanding applications. Almost ubiquitously, they included a bit-mapped display, a mouse, and a data network connection (usually Ethernet). With the increasing power of later personal computers, they faded out as a separate category.

Some workstations

  • Apollo, 1980: DN series.
  • MIT, 1979: Nu Machine.
  • Silicon Graphics, 1984: IRIS 1000.
  • Stanford University, 1981: SUN.
  • Three Rivers, 1979: PERQ.

"Workstation-like" computers introduced before the concept

These machines has some or all of the attributes, but are usually not regarded as workstations.

See also