Compaq to push harder on platform Alpha

Price cuts and 32-CPU Wildfire prods arrive

As part of its continuing push to make Alpha its high end server of choice, Compaq will today announce its cost reduced Turbolaser, known as the GS60E. At the same time, it will announce a fresh flavour of its DS20 Alpha platform called the DS20E. More significantly, Compaq will also make public its AlphaServer GS80 and its AlphaServer GS320. Terry Shannon, editor and analyst of Shannon knows Compaq, said he strongly believes that the GS80 and the GS320 will be eight-CPU bounded and full blown 32-CPU configurations of the company's Wildfire platform. The details will be announced in the USA later. ®

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