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Compaq committed to Digital's Alpha product

Library Systems Newsletter [August 1998]

Compaq, which recently acquired Digital Equipment Corporation, has announced that it will no longer use the Digital brand name, but will continue to sell its Alpha product. Not only will Alpha continue to be sold as a UNIX platform, but also as an NT platform. Eckhard Pfeiffer, the company's CEO, recently claimed that the Alpha 64-bit chip is two years ahead of Intel's planned 64-bit chip. [Intel has announced a mid-2000 date for beginning of production.] IBM has already signed on as a licensee for Alpha, and other licenses are in negotiation.

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 18 Number 08
Issue:August 1998
Page(s):59
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Digital Equipment Corporation
Subject: Microprocessors -- Alpha
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:5773
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Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00
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