> Does it really matter, though, now that the Alpha has joined the i860, i960,
> iAPX, etc. in the list of second-string Intel processors?
> Well, I guess we'll have Alphas around as long as VMS systems are sold...
> Seriously... any predictions on how long the Alpha architecture will stick
> around? I'm actually rooting for the Alpha given that the Alpha is the only
> remaining "other" architecture for Windows NT...
> I wonder if there's room on Merced++ for Alpha emulation, so that VMS can
> run on Merced???
> - Joe
I doubt Alpha has anywhere near critical mass for Intel to justify keeping
it around. You should know more than anyone Joe that Intel is *VERY* Wall
Street driven and divisions that don't earn enough are quickly cut.
Good thing Steve J and Andy Grove are buddies, since Intel also got the
rights to the Strong ARM chip.
... at least you can drive something fast, arm your-
self with powerful tools, and look good doing it.
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