[ros-kernel] Alpha on its way out
alphax86 at alltel.net
Sat Oct 18 14:55:52 CEST 2003
> Looks like the Alpha port isn't something to chase afterall:
The Alpha has really been dead since 1999 when MS pulled the plug on
AlphaNT and Compaq (and now HP) have not wanted to push the hardware, so
they just let it die even though the EV7 chip ruled at the time.
The Alpha team now pretty much works at Intel, so at least they may be
able to improve the Itanium processor while they piece Alpha technology
One platform that seems to be on the rise that we might want to look
into is Pegasos (http://www.pegasosppc.com/). They are fixing to
release a new ATX motherboard + G4 PPC combination for a pretty decent
price (~US$600). It uses standard commodity hardware, so with probably
US$1000 you could have a nice PowerPC system built that will probably
make an excellent workstation. Linux I believe already runs nicely on
there and NewOS (and thus OpenBEOS) are on there way to support it.
So anyone out there good at PowerPC assembler?
More information about the Ros-kernel