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Compaq goes with Alpha

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1998]

As further evidence of its commitment to the Alpha product, Compaq has announced that it is discontinuing the MIPS processor in its high-end Tandem computers in favor of the Alpha processor it acquired when it purchased Digital Equipment Corporation. It will provide current Himalaya S-series users with a field-installable processor upgrade to the Alpha EV7 by the middle of 2000. With subsequent releases of the 64-bit RISC processor, Tandem customers will be required to migrate to new Tandem machines.

The news should reassure purchasers of automated library systems configured on Digital Alpha machines: primarily DRA, Gaylord, and Innovative customers. It should also put CARL customers on notice that they face a hardware upgrade.

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 18 Number 10
Issue:October 1998
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Microprocessors -- Alpha
Record Number:5818
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