A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and Competitors [Part II] online

Article: A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and Competitors
By: David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com), July 9, 2006 11:21 pm
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Hey Everyone,

We have a new article online that is a real treat. The second part of John Mashey's analysis of the VAX is now up:

http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT062006031650

In his first article, Dr. John Mashey examined the economics of microprocessors and computer systems. In this second article, Dr. Mashey takes a retrospective look at the microprocessor world in the early 1990’s when the VAX was declining, and RISC architectures were on the rise. In particular, he demonstrates the significant performance advantage of early RISCs over the VAX, and how this put DEC into a very difficult situation product-wise.

The first article can be found at:
http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT012406203308

If you want to brush up.

The third part of the article may take us a little while to get into shape, because it is the most technically deep and complicated. However, we look forward to bringing it out in the future.

I'd like to thank John for letting us reprint the article, and also thank Bob Colwell, Andy Goldstein and several others for their input.

Enjoy,


David
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