Feeds

Compaq, AMD continue to squeeze Intel

AMD to launch cheap mobile part, K7 and Alpha platforms to interchange

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

AMD will tomorrow release a 300MHz mobile K6 part aimed at the notebook market. At the same time, sources said that the K7, which was taped out four weeks ago, as reported here, will be interchangeable with Alpha devices. The company refused to give pricing details of its low power part for the notebook market but said it already had scored several OEM wins. Last week, Intel said that it would revert to a socket technique for Celeron parts aimed at notebooks, and the source said he understood that was a response to AMD's push. The interchangeability of the K6 and the Digital-Compaq Alpha part, however, is of more interest to the market, especially following earlier statements, reported here. Compaq has decided to use the Alpha extensively in its server range and earlier this year AMD told The Register that it would use the K7 in servers. Both Compaq and AMD have a history that goes right back to the time of the ACE consortium. Even when current Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer deposed Rod Canion from his post, that Risc tradition continued. Pfeiffer has never forgotten the grief he received at the hands of Intel at an Etre conference some years ago, exclusively revealed here. At that time, Pfeiffer was looking at different types of Risc chips in the future, including Alpha, Mips, SunSPARC and even Intel. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?