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Re: Compaq/Intel vs API



Are we talking Itanium EV8 here?

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Maurice Hilarius wrote:

> With regards to your message at 08:27 PM 6/25/01, Island Computers US Corp. 
> Where you stated:
> >You're missing the point Maurice
> >
> >THE ITANIUM CHIP  IS, I REPEAT IS, AN ALPHA CHIP
> >
> >You know the deal - a Mercury Mountaineer is really a vamped up Ford
> >Explorer
> >
> >Alpha - different name, better marketing, low and behold, we give you the
> >NEW 64 BIT ITANIUM chip !!!
> It could happen..
> As it is the reports I see so far for the current Itanium are, well, less 
> than breathtaking.
> And, the thing is, the CPU is not the whole enchilada.
> The rest of the chipset is at least as important, as I see it..
> 
> 
> >Ergo - Pleez Note Zis Eqvazion:
> >
> >ALPHA + NEW MANUFACTURER + $4 ZILLION MARKETING DOLLARS = ITANIUM
> >
> >If anyone can prove different .... Well, I would like to hear it !
> >
> >David T
> 
> An interesting point, David. You DO have to ask yourself why they would 
> spend big $4 on a whole new design when the Alpha development to date 
> already provides for this..
> So they call the Alpha an Itanium, and this makes all the suits who believe 
> that:
> Intel=good / anything else=risky
> Therefore call it an Itanium and it is good?
> Hmmm...
> 





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