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COMPUTER SHOW BEGINS JULY 17 AT USU CENTER

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The latest in the world's scientific computing equipment will be displayed Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19, at Utah State University, noon to 5 p.m. in the Sunburst Lounge of the Taggart Student Center. Everyone is invited.

A number of vendors will display their high-tech wares, said Dyke Stiles, USU Department of Electrical Engineering.Stiles said Utah-based firms include Evans & Sutherland of Salt Lake City, a leader in visual simulators and graphics systems. Computer System Architects and Alta Technology, both of Provo, will show low-cost, high-performance parallel processing systems.

IBM, Digital Equipment Corp., Hewlett Packard and Tektronix will show high-performance workstations. Other national firms participating in the show are Silicon Graphics and Stardent, purveyors of mini-supercomputers with advanced graphics capabilities, and Alliant, which manufactures large parallel processing systems.

International participants include Inmos and Transtech of the United Kingdom and Paracom of West Germany. These firms market parallel processing components and systems ranging from small desktop units to large stand-alone systems.

The scientific computing show coincides with the final week of the 1990 Ralph M. Johnson Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, which has focused on high-performance computers and computer graphics.

Featured speaker for the series July 16-20 is Michael L. Rhodes of Toshiba America, a computer scientist and specialist in medical imaging.

Rhodes will lecture daily at 11 a.m. in EC 106, the Engineering Auditorium.