[clug] ALPHA machines??

Randall Crook rcrook at vtown.com.au
Thu Sep 18 23:43:50 EST 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 16:30, Jepri wrote:
> Randall Crook wrote:
> >
> >You can still buy them from HP. I am currently looking after a bunch of
> >them in a SCADA system. Just installed two brand spanking new DS20s'.
> >They are still good.
> >
> >I have also got an old AlphaStation 250 running Debian 3.0. A bit slow
> >when it comes to flying some of the Koffice stuff, but works just fine
> >for most stuff (even got the Sound Card working :-).
> >
> >  
> >
> That's good to hear.  I thought that HP had ended the alpha line because 
> it was pretty much just competition for their own RISC offerings 
> (whatever they are).

Unfortunately they are, but they will still support them for a while and
"dont quote me" but I believe they are committed to one more release
cycle (speed upgrade i think)  before they drop it.

I also believe that Intel has bought both the IP for the alpha and most
of the original alpha development team, so you might find some
interesting deviations in future intel 64 bit processors.

Randall Crook
rcrook at vtown.com.au

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