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What is DEC and alpa axp?

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Asked by Mukesh Mehta, 05 Apr '08 04:12 pm
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The DEC Alpha, also known as the Alpha AXP, is a 64-bit RISC microprocessor originally made and developed by Digital Equipment Corp or DEC. It was designed to substitute the 32-bit VAX processor. It was used in a various DEC workstations and servers, ultimately forming the basis for almost their entire mid-to-upper-scale lineup.
Answered by amit singh, 05 Apr '08 04:13 pm

 
  
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Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering American company in the computer industry. It is often referred to within the computing industry as DEC (this acronym was frequently officially used by Digital itself, but the official name was always DIGITAL). Its PDP and VAX products were arguably the most popular minicomputers for the scientific and engineering communities during the 1970s and 1980s. DEC was acquired by Compaq in June 1998, which subsequently merged with Hewlett-Packard in May 2002. As of 2007 its product lines were still produced under the HP name. From 1957 until 1992 its headquarters was in an old woolen mill in Maynard, Massachusetts.

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Alpha AXP, also known as the DEC Alpha, is a 64-bit RISC microprocessor originally developed and fabricated by Digital Equipment Corp (DEC). Designed to power successors to the VAX line of computers, it was used in a variety of DEC workstation ...more
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 06 Apr '08 02:14 am

 
  
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