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Infoworld: Compaq's Wildfire beginning to burn

Oct 12, 1999, 14:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Lattig)

"Compaq officials have circulated an internal memo lauding a successful benchmark test of the company's next generation AlphaServer, code named Wildfire, emphasizing how Compaq's high-end server strategy is continuing to take shape..."

"In the immediate future, Compaq's Wildfire success, when combined with the elimination of their NT on Alpha development team and the recent revelation that the company has canceled its port of Tru64 Unix to Intel's IA-64 architecture, could signal a solidification of the company's high-end server strategy around the Alpha platform."

"The problem is it's been the statement of moment from them and people tend to go to vendors with more consistent message," Enderle said."I guess the thought is that if they strengthen the Alpha platform around Unix and Linux they will be able to move better against Sun."

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