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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Technical issues are irrelevant
by dfgdfgdfgdfgdfgdfgdfgfdg on Thu 30th Jun 2005 17:47 UTC

No one cares if Alpha was/is better. It was better when it was on the market and it still failed. If a product cannot be succesfully marketed, there is no point in its development. Billions were poured into Alpha and billions were wasted, Intel only took it on due to contractual issues. Intel already blew even more billions on Itanic, they have learned their lesson and are sticking to x86.

Techies do not like to be reminded that better often does not matter, I suspect a grump will request my comment be reviewed.