Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jun 2005 12:27 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are increasing rumors that Alpha might be brought back to life. The Inq sets the big 'if' aside and explores the possiblities: "What if there really is a will to get Alpha back into the changed market? What sort of chip would it have to be to have that good chance of success, if any?"
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WHY?
by Ghostrider on Thu 30th Jun 2005 13:33 UTC

Why would anyone invest such a considerable sum to bring back Alpha? There doesn't appear to be a vast market for it.

Considering the dollars invested in some huge failures in recent years; I can't believe anyone is going to dash into this one.

When you get past the "wouldn't it be cool" portion of this idea, the rest of it makes very little sense.