Subject: Re: Inquiring minds want to know.
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/21/2003 23:36:59
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 02:22:29PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 11:15:08PM +1000, Collin Baillie wrote:
> > I'm wondering if anyone out there can extoll the differences between
> > the Alpha 64-bitness and the new Opterons.  I know the opteron is a
> > glorified x86 box, but how does it stack up (theroetically) against
> > the Alpha?
> I'm curious about this, too.  I seem to recall that AMD used some of the
> same bus interfacing that Alpha did.

Yes, the EV6 bus. 

But  keep in mind that CPQ had Alpha development not on the top
prio list for a long time, which means that EV6 (say the latest hobbyist
available Alpha design is years and years old).

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