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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RE:Alpha, Intel, Itanium
by Jeff on Thu 30th Jun 2005 14:12 UTC

There's actually nothing really wrong with the Itanium except that it wasn't compatible with the X86 architecture. And I'm not sure how much these Alpha engineers had to do with the Itanium. The Itanium actually started with HP as the Merced.

But we'll see. Maybe Apple is what Intel needed to become innovative again. I think Windows was holding Intel back in some ways.