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Smokey 11-08-2004 05:59 AM

alpha?
 
I really don't understand but am interested in alpha hardware, I dont understand it really. Is it a completely different chip or everything is different? including the motherboard, etc? Does anyone know of a website that sells hardware to build an alpha system? Also what about an alpha rackmount servers for sale website? thank you!

rjlee 11-08-2004 06:26 AM

The alpha is a completely different chip to the x86, PPC and most other common processors, so you do need a different motherboard.

Most alpha hardware is made by Sun as far as I know, so try checking www.sun.com

Smokey 11-08-2004 06:47 AM

I checked sun and they dont sell any, but microway.com does any others? except for froogle and ebay?

hw-tph 11-08-2004 12:41 PM

The Alpha chip was originally designed by DEC (Digital), which was purchased by Compaq, which in turn was purchased by HP.

http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/


Håkan

t3gah 04-13-2005 08:00 PM

Re: alpha?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Smokey
I really don't understand but am interested in alpha hardware, I dont understand it really. Is it a completely different chip or everything is different? including the motherboard, etc? Does anyone know of a website that sells hardware to build an alpha system? Also what about an alpha rackmount servers for sale website? thank you!
A great site for info about AlphaServer's is this one > http://www.alphalinux.org which also has commands, tips, linux distributions, etc.


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