DEC Alpha

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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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s Alpha AXP chip, which would launch performance levels to 200 MTOPS, or 16 times the existing licensing threshold.
and DEC will market and install VTLS library automation system software on DEC's Alpha AXP line of servers.
To increase the market share of one of the company's hottest products, Digital announced in June that it would cut prices up to 31 percent on its Alpha microprocessors used in Alpha AXP workstations.
The Discus, Adsert and Oracle database management software will run under OpenVMS on two DEC7000-610 AXP servers using Digital's new Alpha AXP processor and supported by 30 1GB disk drives.
We're betting the store on this," said a program director from Digital Equipment when asked how much the company is banking on its Alpha AXP chip.
DEC took a major step in the rollout of its Alpha AXP technology by introducing a set of systems and software designed to run complex applications.
Digital Equipment Corporation has introduced Alpha AXP computing -- a complete set of systems, software, applications, and services that provides a universal platform for unlimited open computing .
The company's core product--DataSafe--is based on a client/server design and runs on Compaq's ALPHA AXP platform.
Applications on M ran on a Hewlett-Packard UNIX box, an Alpha AXP, an RS/6000 and two personal computers, Hoffman said.
The key decisions are then discussed, to distinguish the Alpha AXP architecture from others.
Dynix has added Digital Equipment corporation's Alpha AXP platform to its product line and is moving forward in the implementation and marketing of the product.