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[bostoncontractors] HP=Compaq "what stays and what goes" Press Release (fwd)

This shows a misunderstanding. 
Last summer, when Compaq canceled the Alpha chip, they canceled the EV8 
development and sold much technology to Intel. The True64/Alpha product 
roadmaps have remained virtually unchanged since then. Management after the 
HP merger affirmed its commitment to the further release of the EV7 through 
EV79 Alpha chips with active sales of AlphaServer systems AT LEAST through 
2006, with support AT LEAST through 2011. During this period they will be 
working with the Intel 64 bit chip.
Much of the Tru64 functionality will be merged into HP-UX on the Itanium.

At the present time, the AlphaServer line is one of the most powerful 
systems used in high performance computing.
David Kramer wrote:
> From the Boston Contractor's mailing list

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Perhaps of interest to the ex-Digits.   I had heard that Tru-64 was likely 
> to go when I interviewed in Nashua a month back.   What's good to see is 
> that it looks like a lot of the AlphaServer line is being kept on even 
> unto further CPUs.   I find that hard to understand, but it seems like 
> what Compaq did; initially announce sweeping cancelations and then realize 
> that there were viable revenue streams that shouldn't be cut.   I would 
> expect that people should be porting off Alpha, but as we saw recently 
> some firms are only now getting around to porting TO Alpha from VAX.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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