ZDNet: Alpha chip update — it ain’t dead yet

“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


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