Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Alpha RIP

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Hewlett-Packard Co. will release the final processor upgrade for its AlphaServer line of Unix servers on Monday.

Goodbye old friend.

The DEC Alpha Processor 1992-2004 RIP

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1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, the Alpha! What a screaming processor in its day. I remember years ago when our lab got one early in its commercial history. Most of our high end 486's were in the mid-double digit MHz ranges and here was this new Alpha box running at 200MHz. Man! The heat sink on that thing! Compared to today's heat sink, it was rather ordinary but compared to the lil' heat sinks that were common back then... Whoa!

    I'm sad to see this go. RIP, Alpha.