I really appreciate your answers and concerns. It is true that it was a great machine, but thanks to that age topic that we can work on. I've been making some researches and I've found enough good reasons to use Linux on the Alphas; the thing now is that we need an OS with SAN and optical fiber. We're between Open VMS, Tru64 and Linux.
Does anyone knows if CentOS (Linux/Alpha), Debian Lenny or Gentoo are compatible to those need?
Have you any advices?
Cordially Samuel Hadid.