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The IBM Journal of Research and Development has committed this issue to a description of the architecture and machine designo f the IBM RISC System/6000* processor, along with some of the innovations in the implementation of the AIX* operating system, Version 3, that is used with that processor. Written by the system designers, the articles presented here explain in detail many of the advances in architecture, machine organization, hardware design, and the management of instructions, programs, and storage facilities that characterize this new family of superscalar RISC workstations and servers.
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