Can we have a moment of silence (or several million dollars) . . . please?

Thomas Lovie tlovie at pokey.mine.nu
Mon Jun 25 15:21:32 EDT 2001


</my opinion>

It makes little sense for a company to keep two 64-bit processors in
development/production.  In a perfect world the best technologies of the
Alpha and the Itanium should be integrated in to a grand unified 64 bit
processor.  However, this may be complicated, I don't know.  One thing is
for certain, there will be alot of big-corporation-politics involved, and
probably a better processor will emerge as a result of this technology
merger..... but it's unclear which definition of 'better' will be used...

<my opinion>

Tom.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-admin at beowulf.org]On
> Behalf Of Schilling, Richard
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 1:41 PM
> To: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: Re: Can we have a moment of silence (or several million
> dollars) . . . please?
>
>
> I sent the last one as HTML formatted. Here it is again in plain text. . .
>
>
> Well, I just read the news I always hoped I'd never hear:
>
>
>
> Compaq Abandoning Alpha Chip:
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010625/tc/compaq_intel_2.html
>
>
>
> Now, I suppose if we gathered up several million dollars we might
> be able to
> purchase the Alphachip and keep making Alphas?  Yeah, right . . .
>
> But, if anyone cares to petition Intel to keep Alphas around, I'm game.
>
>
> Richard Schilling
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