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Alpha Processor Inc (API) has finally realised that The Register exists and will meet us next week. However, we now know for sure that there will be volume shipments of Alpha at over 1GHz by this time next year. This is interesting, given that Compaq's plans for the Alpha and Intel IA-64 platforms are in a state of flux, as reported here. If Samsung can deliver the 1.2GHz SMP platform, by this time next year, it means that Intel's Merced could be abandoned by Intel developers. ®

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