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  Debian -- Alpha Port
The Alpha family excels in floating point operations, hence its large deployment in the scientific computing and mathematical research fields.
Most types of Alphas are supported by the Debian Alpha port; the installation manual describes how to install and the release notes describe how to upgrade a Debian Alpha system.
Alpha users might also be interested in these useful resources.
www.debian.org /ports/alpha   (0 words)

  DEC Multia
The Digital Equipment Multia was DEC's attempt to build a network-friendly workstation that was more of a "network computer" as originally conceived by Larry Ellison of Oracle - where the computer was a CPU and memory and display, with little else, and storage was mostly on the server side.
The internal fan is somewhat anemic, hardly enough to cool the 166Mhz Alpha, ram, HD, and surface mount components on the underside of the motherboard.
The Alpha-based Multia came in 3 models, the "VX40", which was a 166Mhz Alpha that was soldered to the motherboard, and therefore, not upgradeable, and the "VX41" which was a 166Mhz Alpha that was socketed, and could be upgraded to a 233Mhz Alpha (also known as Model "VX42").
www.obsolyte.com /dec/multia   (1206 words)

 DEC Alpha Options - Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
If you are compiling for an Alpha without floating-point operations, you must ensure that the library is built so as not to call them.
Note that Alpha implementations without floating-point operations are required to have floating-point registers.
Older Alpha assemblers provided no way to generate symbol relocations except via assembler macros.
gcc.gnu.org /onlinedocs/gcc/DEC-Alpha-Options.html   (0 words)

 The AlphaLinux Homepage
I have just upgraded my two alpha machines from Woody (3.0) to Sarge (3.1) and all is well.
After a timeout and slow development of alpha core, me [Cristian Balint] and a new volunteer Sergey Tikhonov, finaly developed next release of alpha core 1.0 wich is equivalent with fedora-FC3 but with lots of alpha specific fixes.
2.6.10 the mainline kernel was broken for alpha, and we disable few things wich are unstable/unusable for alpha arch.
www.alphalinux.org   (0 words)

 CPU Shack - DEC Alpha 21164PC 533MHz
The Alpha 21164PC-400MHz, -466MHz, and -533MHz will be sold by Digital for $295, $395 and $495, respectively, in quantities of 1,000.
With the growing market acceptance of the Windows NT operating system, strong Microsoft commitment to Alpha, more than 1,800 native Alpha Windows NT applications, and 32-bit Windows compatibility through Digital FX!32 translation technology, Alpha is well positioned to be a leading contender in the Windows NT market.
"Alpha is now the only alternative processor for running Windows NT, and the 21164PC offers Alpha-class computing at PC prices," said Martin Reynolds, vice president of technology assessment application performance at Dataquest.
www.cpushack.net /CIC/announce/1997/DECAlpha21164PC-533.html   (983 words)

 Alpha: The History in Facts and Comments - The epoch of Compaq.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In fact, Compaq had purchased the remains of DEC because of significant assembling facilities, its wide distributional network (in 98 countries) and that cross-licencing agreement with Intel (in particular, allowing to manufacture 8-processor Profusion servers).
To mention, DEC and Samsung signed an agreement in February of 1998 which granted to the latter a full access to all DEC's Alpha-related patents, a permission to manufacture the existing Alpha processors and even to design and produce their derivatives.
Afterwards, the Alpha Microprocessor Division had to be disbanded and most of its personnel should be employed by Intel.
www.alasir.com /articles/alpha_history/page7of10.html   (1392 words)

 Confirm DEC Alpha for MPP - Cray Research Inc. to use DEC's Alpha reduced-instruction-set computing microprocessors for ...
Dec is hoping for significant outside sales, and Cray's choice of Alpha over competing platforms from Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and other vendors is seen as a major initial victory.
The Alpha's scalar processing prowess was the main reason behind the decision to choose DEC over Sun, IBM and HP, the Cray spokesman said.
While Cray isn't committing to Alpha beyond the first machine, and may be wary of DEC's own plans for the MPP market, DEC is still seen as the most likely choice for the follow-on system.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n1899_v38/ai_11923287   (932 words)

 Cray to license DEC Alpha RISC scheme? - reduced-instruction-set computer - massive parallel processing agreement ...
DEC executives have indicated that, at the least, they expect to have some initial Alpha OEM or licensing agreements signed within several months.
One of the co-architects of Alpha said recently that it is closer in concept to the Cray-1 than to DEC's own VAX hardware, with many of the Alpha programming techniques in particular having been derived from the Cray system.
DEC and Cray also have worked closely together in the past, doing joint R&D work to tie their respective systems together.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n1890_v37/ai_11613364   (809 words)

 DECs ALPHA RISC - CBRonline.com
Of course DEC is planning to finish design work on a scaled-down lower cost version of the Alpha chip late this summer but when that will wend its way into a marketable system remains to be seen.
DEC claimed 300 third parties are prepared to move their software to Alpha and that next month a series of announcements will begin on who has opted to back Alpha.
DEC was acting odd and mysterious last week issuing a two-line press release about having serious discussions with Microsoft Corp about supplying NT on Alpha but not being "at liberty" to say more.
www.cbronline.com /article_cg.asp?guid=EB36C16F-D091-453C-A184-3C9BCDF0C6DE   (1192 words)

 Used DEC Alphaservers & VAX's from Brass Valley- Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX and DEC ALPHA alphaserver. ...
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www.brassvalley.com /htm/servers/dec_alphaserver.htm   (753 words)

 The Symbolics Virtual Lisp Machine
With the multiple-issue instruction execution we were able to take the approach of using the Alpha as a programmable micro-engine and write the emulation of the Lisp Machine instruction set as if we were writing micro-code.
The performance of the first version of the Virtual Lisp Machine running on a DEC Alpha AXP 500 is very competitive with the performance of Symbolics' most advanced custom hardware.
This resulted in an effort to organize our code, effectively into micro-code "overlays", by ensuring that commonly called routines and their siblings were placed contiguously, and that they would not collide with themselves in the cache.
pt.withy.org /publications/VLM.html   (1698 words)

 DEC Alpha supplies worldwide
Hammer Computer Parts can supply DEC Alpha computers and equipment such as memory upgrades, hard disks, processors and compatible systems.
We are a stocking dealer having one of Europe’s largest inventories of DEC Alpha processors, hard disks, memory and related components, with full test facilities for the complete range of DEC & used compaq parts.
For the DEC Alphaserver, we buy and sell new and used parts, from Alpha processors through to complete DEC Alphaservers, workstations and storage components.
www.hammer.co.uk /dec-alpha.html   (197 words)

 HP Alpha Systems
The Alpha Retain Trust website has procedures, tools, and information about HP Services available to ease the transition from Alpha systems to other HP products.
HP encourages customers using Oracle E-Business Suite for Tru64 UNIX on Alpha to start moving their business applications to the HP-UX/Integrity platform for capacity expansion and new installations.
With the up-to-date Release 2 for all operating systems on both Alpha and Integrity, Oracle Database users can more easily plan migration of their data from Alpha to Integrity systems.
h18002.www1.hp.com /alphaserver/index.html   (0 words)

NetBSD/alpha is a true 64-bit system that fully implements the LP64 architecture, using 64-bit pointers and 64-bit long integers (standard integers are still 32 bits) in a linear four terabyte (4TB) address space.
NetBSD/alpha was the first free OS to run on the Alpha and supports by far the largest number of alpha system types of any free OS.
NetBSD runs on almost all of the existing alpha systems, including some of the more unusual ones with proprietary or legacy bus architectures, such as the large-scale 8400, all of the TURBOchannel systems, the 4100 series, and the EISA-only Jensen.
www.netbsd.org /Ports/alpha   (0 words)

 Alpha Systems Firmware
Make Your Own Bootable Firmware CD To make your own bootable CD only image (bootable DVD's are not supported), download the zipped.iso image (over 200MB) to a PC with CD writing abilities.
In the United States, order part number QT-5VUAA-XA to automatically receive the Alpha Systems Firmware CD each release.
Select a system model and review the associated release notes for instructions to download and to update firmware.
ftp.digital.com /pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware   (0 words)

 Documentation Library
This library contains technical documentation for DIGITAL Alpha microprocessors and Alpha ATX motherboards.
Contact your local OEM sales office to request support or additional information about Alpha products and documentation.
Provide specific feedback (such as missing or erroneous information or recommendations) about the contents of the Alpha technical documentation in this library.
ftp.digital.com /pub/Digital/info/semiconductor/literature/dsc-library.html   (0 words)

 Archive of ccm-users Mailing List: By Thread
Run CCM on an alpha machine with linux system Liu, Jiwen
Re: problem of building ccm3.6.6 on dec alpha.
IC file conversion to netcdf on DEC Govindasamy Balasubramanian
www.cgd.ucar.edu /cms/ccm3/ccm-users/hypermail   (0 words)

 Alpha Emulator | DEC Alpha Replacement
is a groundbreaking emulation software that replaces 64-bit ALPHA machines transparently, leveraging the performance of 64-bit hosts running WINDOWS operating system.
It emulates the original systems hardware, requiring no change in the original operating systems and applications.
REVIVER-ALPHA allows you reduce the maintenance cost and minimize the system downtime, since it leverages the modern infrastructure of PC architecture
www.comwaretech.com /DEC-Alpha/DEC-Alpha-emulator.html   (0 words)

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