Exploiting the computing power of Digital?s Alpha Risc processor, Carrera Computers unveiled a line of Internet servers and personal workstations for the power-mad this week.
Based on a 500MHz, 64-bit implementation of the processor, the new Cobra 11 systems will be aimed at scientific and multimedia markets where processing power is key.
Carrera - the original PC OEM for the Alpha chip - plans to release the Cobra 11 range early next year with an entry level system likely to cost around $15,000. It claims the systems will approach the performance of high end workstations and supercomputers that are at least four times the price.
The Cobra personal workstation will ship with 64Mbytes of Ram and a 2Gbytes hard drive, plus 1Mbyte of synchronous pipeline cache. It will also come with a 12-speed CD-Rom drive and 2D graphics accelerator.
The Internet server model will run Windows NT or the Linux variation of Unix and will feature a memory capacity of up to 512Mbytes and 1Mbyte of pipeline burst mode cache.
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