Feeds

Big Q pundit gazes into Compaq 2000 crystal ball

Busy year on the Alpha front

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Assiduous Digital, and latterly Compaq watcher, Terry Shannon, has outlined his ideas on the company's plans for the year 2000. In the latest edition of his newsletter, Shannon knows Compaq, he offers 10 predictions on product and other developments throughout the year. Shannon agrees with The Register that the delayed "Wildfire" Alpha GS server product line is likely to appear in February, although he doesn't rule out another slippage in delivery. The first systems are in place at a number of sites he says. Later this year, he also believes that the Big Q will start talking about its Marvel followup to Wildfire, which will use as many as 256 microprocessors. The much awaited announcement of the pact between IBM and Compaq to fab Alphas will also take place during the year, and there may be copper interconnect microprocessors produced on .15 micron technology. Shannon also anticipates the introduction of a quad chip Alpha workstation, a further move towards the Linux OS, and a C++ compiler for Linux. Compaq also has a project en route called Slate, he says, which will rack up to 42 1.75-inch low cost Alpha system for ISPs in one cabinet. There will be 667MHz and 700-750MHz versions of the Alpha over the next months, while shortly afterwards Q will introduce 800MHz .18 micron Alphas. The newsletter also predicts 1GHz Alphas to ship in volume during the year. ®

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.