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alphaserver_systems [2018/09/05 21:17]
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-The Digital Alpha was a novel microprocessor architecture that started and ended it's life as a 64-bit clean CPU. It was designed to take the baton from the 32bit systems like the VAX that DEC had been using for fifteen years or so before. ​+== The Alpha == 
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 +The Digital Alpha was a novel microprocessor architecture that started and ended it's life as a 64-bit clean CPU. It was designed to take the baton from the 32bit systems like the VAX that DEC had been using for fifteen years or so before. ​The Alpha ran from 1992 until 2004. The generation designation is "​EV"​ (extended VAX). They start with the EV4 and run up until the EV7z. It's about three and a half generations of CPUs.  
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 +=== Early Alpha Models === 
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 +Wikipedia has an excellent information page about the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​AlphaServer|Alpha]]. We won't duplicate all that data here. However, there are some notable facts that we'll cover.  
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 +^CPU Generation^CPU Model^Server Models^Notes^ 
 +|EV4|21064|Avanti Models|Very first Alpha CPU| 
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