[clug] ALPHA machines??
tpot at samba.org
Thu Sep 18 10:30:11 EST 2003
On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 03:03:13AM +1000, Jepri wrote:
> Alphas were very popular, just not with home users (they aren't intel
> compatible). You have an excellent chance of picking up a cheapie.
> Keep an eye on Hyman's auction house in Fyshwick, they often have
> ex-govie units. Prices are generally very reasonable but bidding can
> get vicious when two nerds want the same machine.
> Paul Warren wrote:
> >I've been playing (working for UNI really) with the SC at the
> >"Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing" which is a 512 * 4 ALPHA
> >21264 @ 1.15 GHz, And I like it. ALPHA is good!
> Alpha *was* good.
Alphas are still competitive, despite the fact that you can't buy
them. It will be interesting to see the architecture chosen for
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