Digital bullish on fast Alpha

Digital bullish on fast Alpha
Richard Ball reports on the latest semiconductors and products from CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany Despite the takeover by Compaq, and speculation over the Alpha’s future, Digital remains bullish about maintaining the performance lead in the microprocessor world. Digital used CeBIT to demonstrate its latest Alpha 21264, promising to continue development of the world’s fastest processor. “The goal of the 21264 is to maintain Alpha’s leadership well into the next century,” said Dave Jessel, Digital’s senior product manager for Alpha. “We’re going to be the first to break 1GHz in a production device and the first to break 100 SPECint95.”


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