|n.||1.||(Paleon.) An extinct genus of Bryzoa characteristic of the subcarboniferous rocks. Its form is that of a screw.|
|Noun||1.||Archimedes - Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)|
|(computer)||Archimedes - A family of microcomputers produced by Acorn Computers, Cambridge, UK. The Archimedes, launched in June
1987, was the first RISC based personal computer
(predating Apple Computer's Power Mac by some seven
years). It uses the Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) processor
and includes Acorn's multitasking operating system and
graphical user interface, RISC OS on ROM, along with an
interpreter for Acorn's enhanced BASIC, BASIC V.|
The Archimedes was designed as the successor to Acorn's sucessful BBC Microcomputer series and includes some backward compatibility and a 6502 emulator. Several utilities are included free on disk (later in ROM) such as a text editor, paint and draw programs. Software emulators are also available for the IBM PC as well as add-on Intel processor cards.
There have been several series of Archimedes: A300, A400, A3000, A5000, A4000 and RISC PC.
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See also Crisis Software, Warm Silence Software.