[clug] ALPHA machines??

Tim Potter 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
APAC2 though!


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