ZDNet: Alpha chip update -- it ain't dead yet
May 26, 2000, 15:25 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)
"The 64-bit chip for high-end servers and workstations has been
dealt its share of blows this year, especially with Microsoft Corp.
(Nasdaq: MSFT) discontinuing support for Alpha on the Windows NT
operating system. But recent developments show that the chip is
alive and well -- and moving toward 1GHz (1,000MHz)."
"Alpha and Linux: Two peas in a pod?
Alpha is also well-used with Linux operating system servers.
And API -- which is backed by Samsung and Compaq as a marketing and
engineering company for Alpha chips -- is now putting its marketing
and engineering resources into branding Alpha as the chip to use
when it comes to e-commerce and Linux."
"The preferred operating system by people buying (networking and
server) products is Linux," said API President Gerry Talbot. "We
intend to use Linux in the networking space." This week, API
announced that it has formed a new business unit for developing
Alpha-based systems for Linux to play roles in Internet
- CNET News.com: Linux programmers get a taste of the future(May 26, 2000)
- Linux Journal: Intel's Itanium on Launch Pad(May 24, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Alpha Processor expands from chips to Linux-based systems(May 23, 2000)
- SRO: Red Hat Leads The Way To 64-Bit Itanium Linux(May 17, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Linux makes inroads into high-end computers(May 17, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Linux computer maker aims to tap Alpha chip(Apr 05, 2000)
- PC Week: Taking Linux off the Intel-only path(Mar 28, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: Investment in Alpha Chip Reassures Users(Dec 20, 1999)
- InfoWorld: Compaq, Samsung pump $500 million into Alpha(Dec 13, 1999)
- MicroTimes: Freeware Fills Compaq's Alpha WinNT Void(Nov 13, 1999)