Re: 500mhz Alpha

Lev D Gelb (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 16:45:01 -0500 (EST)

> Has anyone out there had success running Linux on a 500mhz Alpha? I am
> considering purchasing one, what do I need to consider?
I too am considering purchasing one. A salesman from DCG Computers
told me (last week) that his company sells one with Linux pre-installed,
(RedHat) so I assume that it can be done!!!

> Is GCC going to able to build optimized code that would offer the same
> performance as code compiled under DEC's UNIX.
> -Jack de Valpine
This is, of course, the big question, and my answer is "I doubt it".
I'm hoping that GCC does _pretty_well_, and I am _expecting_ to have
to buy a commercial compiler for fortran.

Lev Gelb

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