Alpha CPUs, was Re: [rescue] i860 Success

Phil Stracchino alaric at
Mon May 3 13:33:33 CDT 2004

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 01:36:37PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Sun, 02 May 2004 @ 22:31 -0500, Eric Dittman said:
> > > I guess you hadn't been keeping up on the Alpha development.  The EV7 is
> > in no way old, crusty, or a late '80s design.
> Old != bad.  Don't read something in "old and crusty" that isn't there.
> Most people believe that the latest is the greatest.

As previously quoted:

"There are two types of fools in the world - those who say, 'This is old
 and therefore good', and those who say, 'This is new and therefore
	-- John Brunner

> The EV7 is a 90s implementation, but the Alpha is still an 80s design.
> EV7 is evolutionary, not revolutionary.  You seem to think that is bad,
> unless I'm reading you wrong.
> Each generation of Alpha CPUs had been a better implementation of the
> Alpha design.
> Plenty of newer CPU designs are not as good as Alpha,


> so I don't see
> that saying Alpha is old should be considered a put-down.

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