alpha is dead

Maciej 'Agaran' Pijanka agaran at
Tue Jul 3 10:03:23 CEST 2001

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Lukas Dobrek wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 09:42:56AM +0200, --s+ wrote:
> > hello, i have just read 'computerworld' and compaq declares
> > he is finishing 'alpha' line of microprocessors in two years,
> > he made agreement with intel to only support itanium and next
> > lines of its server processors.
> > 
> > should we engage any efforts to support alphas now?
> IMHO we should. I am using alpha and I will do it for 
> many years. Definitely more then two. And there is many people 
> like me all over the word.
not only compaq makes boxes with axp cpu.. and probably somebody buy
licence for cpu if compaq wont make it. for axp there is quite large
places where it is used, and its rather much bigger market than ia64,
probably also because intel dont sounds well for some ppls. ex cray makes
box which is axp cpu based thing, i dont think so that they want have
intel inside ;>

> Lukasz

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