Subject: Re: Unsuccessful chip replacement attempt
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2002 07:52:46
On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 05:56:52PM -0500, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> "Aaron J. Grier" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Ugh.
> > but multias are so cute! (in an island of dr. moreau / engineering
> > experiment gone wrong sort of way.)
> > they are the slowest alphas ever made, no?
> I've heard that rumor.
> A year or so ago I interviewed for a job with Compaq, at one of the
> plants that used to be Digital (they referred to it as "Digital
> Classic"). When I said I hacked on NetBSD/alpha, almost every person I
> talked to immediately denied having anything to do with the Multia,
> without my even mentioning them. So I don't think they're well-loved
> there, either :)
Multia is a bit like the Vietnam of Alpha engineering :-/
Remember that the whole idea was to have WinNT on these things, hooked
up to a fat server etc. I suppose Larry Elisson would have like that
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