Subject: Re: Compaq Tosses the Alpha To Intel...
To: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/2001 07:42:50
On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:31:46AM -0400, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> I wonder, does this Compaq/Intel licsense aggreement allow Intel to
> take the current Alpha processor, and just rename it the "Itanic", oops,
> "Itanium"? Considering thier (Intel's) current progress on it, and the
> fact that the Alpha Engineers are being offered jobs at Intel after they
> finishe thier current projects, this does seems like a possibility to me.
> Add to that FX!32 being so easy to get your hands on....
> Maybe just wishful thinking?
Well, considering that Itanium hardware already exists...
The Alpha is not the IA-64 architecture... what they'll probably do is
put talented chip designers (in stark contrast to what Intel currently
has on the IA-64 team) on the future IA-64s.
Let's see what AlphaProcessor, Inc. does now...
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>