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Old 11-08-2004, 05:59 AM   #1
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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!
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:26 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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I checked sun and they dont sell any, but microway.com does any others? except for froogle and ebay?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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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/


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Re: alpha?

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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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