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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 infrastructure."

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