Anonymous Coward writes "Compaq is announcing new workstations and servers based on the 21264 microprocessor. They run Linux and they scream (specFP of 58.7). Compaq
The web cast requires registration. Hopefully, cypherpunks/cypherpunks has been set up already. Anyway, that is one fast
chip, and a bit pricey, too - over US$7000 for
a low-end NT model, or almost $10,000 for a Tru64 Unix model. On a related note, a friend is about to go off to college and
has about five grand to blow on a nice Alpha for NT and Linux. Any suggestions for him?