Pipelining and Dec Jupiter thoughts....

Richard Curtis dick.curtis at ymail.com
Fri May 7 12:36:24 CDT 2021

 > From: Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net>
> Message-ID: <9D8BADA7-B597-42E1-99C8-4CC751F838C5 at comcast.net>
> Another part of the puzzle was figuring out how to feed 100 watts of power to a chip, > and get rid of that amount of heat, neither of which were anywhere close to what was 
> done at the time.  I still have some of the tech reports that describe that piece (and I >contributed a wild idea -- which unfortunately DEC didn't get around to patenting >before the project was shut down).

Back in the mid-90s, there was an outfit in Britain which made some laptops using Alpha processors.  There was a rumor inside DECin the same time-frame about DEC engineers prototyping an Alpha-based laptop (which never made it to market).
The rumor included the internal code-name... "BURNS".


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