A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and Competitors

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A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and the Competition [Part II] Editor’s Note and Introduction: This series of articles first appeared last summer in the comp.arch newsgroup, in a series of posts by John Mashey. Since then, it has been updated, edited and enriched with additional material and graphs by David Kanter, […]

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The Battle in 64 bit Land: Merchant Chips on the Rise

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This is the fourth article in a series that that started in 2000 with The Looming Battle in 64 bit Land, followed by The Battle in 64 bit Land Revisited in 2001, and The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and beyond in 2003.

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Wolves in CISC Clothing

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Paul examines three software emulations for x86.

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The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and Beyond

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Paul updates his analysis of the 64-bit computing landscape for 2003.

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The Spider and the Mountain

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A detailed examination of two high end server microprocessors, the Alpha EV8 and the IA64 McKinley, based on recent and extensive disclosures at ISSCC 2002.

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Looking Forward to 2002

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Paul DeMone takes a look at what significant events may occur in the MPU market in the coming year.

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Compaq Sacrifices Alpha

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Paul muses about the recent Compaq/Intel agreement, and the apparent demise of the Alpha processor design. What does it mean for high-end system users, and who will compete with Intel now?

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The Battle in 64 bit Land Revisited

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This is an update of ‘The Looming Battle in 64 bit Land’. The milestones achieved by each of the major players over the past 12 months are reviewed and the near future competitive prospects of the major 64 bit microprocessor families are examined.

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Notes from ISSCC 2001

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Paul DeMone gives a rundown of the interesting papers on microprocessor design from the last ISSCC Conference.

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Alpha EV8 (Part 3): Simultaneous Multi-Threat

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Paul DeMone has completed the final installment of the EV8 SMT series, wher hel looks at the potential performance and compares it with it’s competitors (IA-64, Power4, etc.).

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