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Raghu Murthi, workstation marchitecture manager at Intel Dupont, wouldn't be drawn on whether it was Cern that was moving to x.86 based systems or not. But, we know for a fact that Cern is dumping its Alpha boxes. And now we also know, because an employee has emailed us, that they are indeed buying stacks of x86 boxes. But rather than buying from Compaq, IBM or HP, they're just popping out to a local superstore and buying them in lots of 100... But wait... A Cern employee has just emailed us and says the above is imprecise. He says: "It is true that Cern looks for and uses "cheap" non-risc PC farming for integer number crunching for partocle physics. For floating point applications in the engineering field we are buying new Alpha machines. The Alpha CPU is still the leader in this field. At a later stage we might consider the Athlon CPU for CAD applications. So we do not generally dump Alpha machines as said also in the article "Alpha: the chip that time forgot?" Good news for AMD and Alpha there... ®

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