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DEC Alpha

(processor)
A RISC microprocessor from DEC. In November 1995, the Alpha was purportedly the fastest non-research chip used in commonly available workstations. It is superpipelined and superscalar. In February 1996 it was clocked at 200 MHz and in March 1998 at 666 MHz.
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He backs up his theory with breezy accounts of such fiascos as the 1956 Picturephone, Interactive TV, Iridium and Globalstar, tablet PCs, DEC's Alpha chip, ISDN, and electronic exchanges.
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Availability of applications that would run on an Alpha chip was the main problem.
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s Alpha chip or the PowerPC chip of IBM, Apple and Motorola.
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Alpha chip was introduced at the DECworld Exposition in Boston.
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