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Compaq is set to release a veritable bevy of servers first thing in the New Year but will be compromised by the fact that both Alpha and Intel processors are used. US magazine Infoworld breached an apparent embargo last Friday by publishing details of the servers, which will also include a workstation or two as well -- of Alpha and Intel flavours. According to the American newspaper, Compaq will announce four separate 4-way systems on January 4th and will also upgrade its ProLiant server range. Repeated calls to both Compaq and its UK PR company today failed to elicit confirmation of the launch in the UK, which is expected to come a little later here in Blighty. The Alpha system, pre-announced by DEC spokespeople before Compaq completed its takeover earlier in the year, will be dual-processor 500MHz Alpha chips, accessing over four gigabytes of memory, as previously revealed here. And towards the end of the month, once more Compaq will be faced with another conundrum as workstations with both Alpha and Intel chips are rolled out by Compaq-DEC. ® Related Stories Compaq merges workstations with Alpha on top FTC to appoint guardian for Alpha Compaq-Digital workstation channels to sort of merge Pfeiffer positions Alpha against Merced Grove squeezed between Pfeiffer and Gerstner

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