"Attempting to dispel long-standing concerns that Compaq is not
fully committed to its 64-bit Alpha microprocessor technology, the
company on Monday announced investments of $500 million in the chip
"The underlying CPU technology for almost all of Compaq's
high-end servers has gotten a boost thanks to Compaq's teaming up
with Samsung Electronics and Samsung's subsidiary, Alpha Processor
Inc. (API). The three signed a memorandum of understanding that
will result in a $500 million combined investment to advance Alpha
markets, including the segment using the Linux operating system,
the companies said Monday in a joint statement...."
""We don't see Linux as a market for Alpha, per se," Lipcon
said. "We are targeting several vertical markets." Compaq expects
to see Linux on Alpha in the area of network infrastructure and
high-performance technical computing and perhaps in some e-commerce
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