A multiuser Unix workstation manufactured by IBM that runs the AIX operating system. Many University Unix accounts are provided on RS/6000s. (See Blue cluster.)
IBM’s principal challenger in the Unix workstation and mid-range market, which finally emerged in February 1990 after a long, difficult, and delayed birth. The initial IBM posture was that the box was to be sold into the engineering and scientific market, but subsequently it turned into a generic Unix machine for all markets. October 1994 symmetric multiprocessing versions were announced. Replaced by the eserver pSeries October 3, 2000, which also absorbed the NUMA-Q acquired through an IBM merger with Stratus. Runs IBM’s Unix derivative: AIX 1. See Pegasus
(RISC System/6000) An IBM family of RISC-based workstations and powerful servers using IBM's PowerPC processors.
n. A family of workstations and servers based on IBM's POWER architecture. They are primarily designed for running multiuser numerical computing applications that use the AIX operating system.
a multiuser Unix Workstation manufactured by IBM that runs the AIX operating system. The majority of Unix accounts are on this class of machines. WWWebfx Home Page
RISC System/6000 Scalable POWERparallel System, a type of workstation manufactured by IBM. The nodes on an SP system are RS/6000s.
(RISC System/6000) An IBM family of RISC-based servers that use AIX, IBM's version of the UNIX operating system.