Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
To: James Birdsall <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/09/2003 09:59:14
On 2003.09.09 01:25 James Birdsall wrote:

> Speaking of Alphas, can anybody recommend model(s) which are cheap,
> small, cool/low-power, and well-supported? 
Multia? - OK, OK. ;-)
Cool/low-power and Alpha? This does not fit.

- AlphaStation 200 / 400 (200 desktop, 400 minitower) and DEC 3000-300
are quite small EV4 machines and are well supported. 
- AlphaStation 250 is a bit biger, is available with more MHz and schold
do as well. 
- PersonalWorkStation {433,500,600}{a,au} is even biger (mini tower) but
you get a lot of nice EV56 power and it can be feed with regular
(=cheap) PC100 ECC DIMMs up to 1.5 GB RAM. A PWS 500au with Tru64 is my
main workstation. 
- PC164 or PC164SX board in a generic ATX box. The PC164 needs PS/2
parity FPM SIMMs, 4 or 8 at a time. The PC164SX needs PC100 ECC DIMMs
but has the PCI-DMA bug of the Pyxis chip set like the PWS. (The bugs
are hidden in the PWS by a PCI-PCI bridge.)