User Tools

Site Tools


alphaserver_systems

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
alphaserver_systems [2018/09/14 19:45]
sgriggs
alphaserver_systems [2018/09/19 17:43] (current)
sgriggs
Line 1: Line 1:
 +== The Alpha ==
 +
 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.  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. 
 +
 +=== Early Alpha Models ===
 +
 +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. ​
 +
 +^CPU Generation^CPU Model^Server Models^Notes^
 +|EV4|21064|Avanti Models|Very first Alpha CPU|
 +
alphaserver_systems.txt ยท Last modified: 2018/09/19 17:43 by sgriggs