View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
March 20, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:00pm


By CBR Staff Writer

There’s a rumor that when DEC’s estimable Turbo Laser debuts with NT on it (CI No 3,116) – an event that could apparently be as soon as next month – configurations will expand to 14 Alpha processors, two more than. DEC must have somehow managed to conquer the scaling issue since a few months ago it was claiming that NT was displaying performance equivalent to Unix on a 12-way Turbo Laser. It is also rumored that there’s a 622MHz EV56 Turbo Laser on the way along with a 600MHz Alpha-Server 4100; a rack- mounted AlphaServer 4100LP, which stands for low-profile, much like last year’s 2100LP; a new low-end AlphaServer 800 to wedge in between the 300 and the 1000; and a 500MHz AlphaStation. It is thought that it was the unavailability of those 622MHz Turbo Lasers that was responsible for DEC’s second quarter $50m Alpha backlog (CI No 3,080). At the time, DEC attributed the shortfall to shortages of 500MHz machines due to orders that came in late in the quarter.

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy