INRO is always striving to keep up with the lastest technology in computer hardware. We are pleased to announce that EMME/2 has been ported successfully to run on two of the most exciting new computers on the market today:
The Hewlett-Packard HP9000-800 is the newest and fastest member of the HP Unix based computer systems. It is based on a RISC processor (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) which outperforms its predecessors by an order of magnitude (see the EMME/2 Winnipeg benchmark results below). EMME/2 versions of up to 1600 zones are available on this system.
Currently in beta-testing is a new DOS based system that runs in native 32 bit protected mode on PC systems that use the Intel 80386 processor. Other than its smaller brother, the Intel 286 system which was released in April, this system takes fully advantage of the advanced features of the 80386 processors and is no longer restricted by the notorious DOS memory limitation of 640 kilobytes. The performance of this system is, of course, dependent on the specific architecture of the PC, such as processor speed, type of memory used, number of wait states, as well as type and speed of math-coprocessor used (80287 or 80387 required). The benchmark shown below was executed on a 16 MHz Compaq 386 equipped with a 80387 co-processor.
|Computer Model||Processor||Auto Assignment||Transit|
|HP 9000-825||RISC processor||17.9 sec||50.5 sec|
|COMPAQ 386(*)||Intel 80386/80387||75.2 sec||183.6 sec|
|running at 16 MHz|
(EMME/2 benchmarks for other computer systems can be found on page 3 of the September 1987 issue and page 17 of the February 1988 issue of EMME/2 News.)