Subject: Re: OffTopic: Intel's dependent on the Alpha chip...
To: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2001 19:37:57
On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 01:20:35PM -0500, David Woyciesjes wrote:
Sure.. that has been the case for a long time. Intel Ireland ran
OpenVMS CI-clusters, might date back to the VAX days.
If you want the utmost in stability (and you do want that for a wafer fab)
VMS outdoes the competition (yes, also Unix competition!)
> Here's some ammo for the anti-Intel folks...
> --- David A Woyciesjes
> --- C & IS Support Specialist
> --- Yale University Press
> --- mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> --- (203) 432-0953
> --- ICQ # - 905818
> ! -----Original Message-----
> ! From: Grant Bechler [mailto:GrantB@plaid.com]
> ! Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 12:35 PM
> ! To: AlphaNT Mailing List
> ! Subject: [alphant] Intel's dependent on the Alpha chip (From the
> ! inquirer)
> ! Howdy All,
> ! I thought that Aaron would get a kick out of this article
> ! http://184.108.40.206/01110105.htm
> ! "WE WONDERED WHY DOUG BUSCH, the IT manager at Intel, went
> ! all coy on us
> ! yesterday when we asked about the systems running in its factories
> ! (fabrication plants) and a little bit of investigation has
> ! revealed the
> ! answer.
> ! Its fabs are heavily dependent on Alpha microprocessors and
> ! run OpenVMS to
> ! ensure that blue screens of death or glitches in its own
> ! chips don't bring
> ! the production lines down..."
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