Apollo Computer definition 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
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 unmatched.
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.