Subject: RE: Compaq Tosses the Alpha To Intel...
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 06/26/2001 10:49:59
From: Jason R Thorpe [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
! 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 <email@example.com>
Yeah, you are quite right, but IIRC, the Itanium isn't quite in production
yet, and 2 years seems like it might be enough time for Intel to pull off
the switch, right?
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