Subject: Re: need help spec'ing out box for NetBSD/alpha
To: None <>
From: Andrew Isaacson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/27/1998 16:08:37
On Tue, Aug 25, 1998 at 10:03:49PM -0400, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
> I got $20K or so for a workstation and I'd like to spend it on an Alpha.
> Catch is, I haven't dealt with DEC equipment since the (*duck*) days of the
> 11/750s.
> Can someone recommend a good highend platform?  What amounts of memory
> should I be looking for?  Caveats with regards to graphics boards?

Given that kind of a budget, you might want to consider one of the new
21264-based systems.  Unfortunately,
 - They're not available yet (release October 1998)
 - Might not support SRM firmware (at least not on the low-end MBs)

One reseller who has info on their web page is Hard Data, at

I don't know if you can buy a '264-based workstation from
DEC^H^H^HCompaq yet.

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