Compaq slashes prices on Linux Alpha servers

This is the beginning of the endgame

Compaq today announced it has cut the price of its Alpha low end servers by $2,000 for the Tru64 DS20 boxes and by 20 per cent for the Linux boxes. The dual server boxes are set to fall to a level where they directly challenge Intel servers. A DS20 using two Alpha 500MHz 21264 chips now costs under $12,000. Prices of other Alpha boxes are set to fall steadily later this year as Samsung's Alpha group rolls out its solutions. ®

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