alpha board/processor pricing and sourcing

dwight dwight at
Thu May 18 10:45:41 PDT 2000

You might try:

I've never delt with them personally.  Someone had mentioned
them previously, and I had kept the reference.

If anyone knows of some others, please pass them along, and I'll
put links to them up for future reference.

Best Regards,


Surinder Dio wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm tring to source some alpha boards and processors in the UK, and
> having obtained one quote felt that it was rather expensive (sure I
> know it was going to be more than intel :-).
> I was wondering if list users could offer some guide as to where they
> are obtaining boards/processors from (I dont mind buying from abroad
> if it saves me money) but I would rather buy them locally from the UK,
> and how much they are paying for them (if you dont mind offering this
> information).
> THe cost of this kit is a crucial factor for us, and we need to go
> with the alpha kit for the floating point performance. As a guide I
> have recently been offered:
> API2000 - 1880 UK pounds
> Alpha 21264 667Mhz with 2Mb Cache - 1980 UK pounds
> I guess list users might not want to clutter this list with costing
> info, so I will summarize any direct responses I get, unless someone
> explictly asks me not to include their details for the wider public.
> For UK users who have bought from abroad (I guess the US is the main
> source?) have you run into any particualar issues that others should
> be wary of.
> Many thanks
> Surinder
> [Apols if you see this twice ...sorry]
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> Surinder Singh Dio , School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
> s.s.dio at  , University of Greenwich, London, England.
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