Subject: Re: Compaq Tosses the Alpha To Intel...
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Chase <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/2001 10:51:33
On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:49:59AM -0400, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > 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?
> No. The Alpha is not the IA-64 architecture. They can't just re-label
> Alpha and call it IA-64.
I wouldn't complain if they did :-) It's a better architecture. All
they'd need to do is wave their magic marketing want to turn "IA-64" into
being an acronym of sorts for "Intel Alpha-64."
How does AlphaProcessor, Inc fit into all of this, or I guess I should say
API NetWorks, Inc? It looks like they've moved into the market for high
speed bus I/O. Their site mentions that they've co-developed with AMD a
technology known as HyperTransport. How does the Intel acquisition of
Alpha affect AMD's role with HyperTransport, or does it?