The final addition to Acorn’s Archimedes family of personal computers, released in April 1994. The RiscPC allowed a second processor, e.g. an Intel 486 or a second ARM, to share the bus, memory and peripherals with the main processor. It also had full 24-bit colour graphics support.
The Risc PC 600 (the first to be launched) had the new ARM600 processor and RISC OS 3.5. The RiscPC 700 had an ARM710 processor and RISC OS 3.6, and the SA had the StrongARM processor and RISC OS 3.7.
Castle Technology Ltd later introduced the IYONIX pc with the 32-bit X-Scale processor and USB sockets. USB and StrongArm can also be retrofitted to earlier RiscPCs.
RiscPCs are among the most energy efficient home computers.
Acorn Computer Museum (http://pages.zoom.co.uk/acorn.computer/riscpc.html).
verb (used without object), rose, risen [riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising. 1. to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees. 2. to get up from bed, especially to begin the day […]
- Rise and shine
An expression used when waking someone up, as in It’s past seven, children—rise and shine! Originating as a military order in the late 1800s, shine here means “act lively, do well.”
- Rise from the ashes
Emerge as new from something that has been destroyed, as in A few months after the earthquake large sections of the city had risen from the ashes. This expression alludes to the legendary phoenix, a bird that supposedly rose from the ashes of its funeral pyre with renewed youth.
- Rise in the world
see: come up , def. 4.