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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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Now, using all four slots with 2GB of Dataram memory and a 600MHz Alpha processor, this 1U server delivers exceptional performance in a small scalable package with your choice of three operating systems.
Witek was the co-architect of the Alpha processor and the architect of the StrongARM processor while at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Alpha Processor Inc (API) and Quadrics Supercomputers World have teamed up to develop high-performance supercomputers for the Linux operating system based on API's motherboards and Quadrics' third-generation ASIC.
In addition, the release of benchmark results on the newest AlphaServer GS Series re-establishes the Alpha processor as the world's fastest integer and floating point processor.
0 operating system, (Nasdaq:RHAT), and are based upon next-generation motherboards from Alpha Processor Inc.
In a single-processor SPECfp2000 floating point performance benchmark, the ES45, powered by a 1 GHz, 64-bit Alpha processor, performed at more than twice the speed of its mid-range competitors.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc is working with Concord, Massachusetts-based Alpha Processor Inc on the system bus architecture to be used first in its 64-bit Sledgehammer system bus architecture, disclosed earlier this week.
We've seen a tremendous interest in this next generation Alpha processor," stated Alan Sibert, Dataram director of marketing.
Based on the most recent EV7 Alpha processor technology, the systems provide customers with a powerful combination of performance, scalability, reliability, manageability and availability features.
In addition to announcing that its AlphaServer GS Series systems have begun shipping with the 1 GHz, 64-bit Alpha processor, Compaq also said that its low-end AlphaServer DS Series systems would now be available with an 833 MHz, 64-bit Alpha processor.
The ES40 system is enhanced with the latest 21264A "EV67" Alpha processor, providing as much as two-times performance improvement over previous systems.
It's now finally running out of pieces of DEC to sell, unless it gives up on the whole Alpha processor and Tru64 Unix technologies, which it says it won't.