<company> A company making workstations often used for CAD.
From 1980 to 1987, Apollo were the largest manufacturer of network workstations.
Apollo workstations ran Aegis, a proprietary operating system with a
Posix-compliant Unix alternative frontend. Apollo's networking was particularly
elegant, among the first to allow demand paging over the network, and allowing a
degree of network transparency and low sysadmin-to-machine ratio that is still
Apollo's largest customers were Mentor Graphics (electronic design), GM, Ford,
Chrysler, and Boeing (mechanical design). Apollo was acquired by Hewlett-Packard
in 1989, and gradually closed down over the period 1990-1997.
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