Will Dec's Alpha Bet Spell Success In Workstations?

Digital Equipment Corp. is releasing its most powerful workstations yet. On Apr. 20, it plans to introduce three new members of the Alpha AXP line that contain the fastest version of its Alpha microprocessor. At the same time, it will add network hardware and software that gang the machines into workstation "farms," similar to packages from IBM and Hewlett-Packard Co. However, with the speedy chip and price cuts on existing machines, DEC says that its workstations will be the fastest for the money--from anyone.

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