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Understanding PALcode

Reading over some old articles on Alpha I realized I really didn't understand PALcode. So I did a little reading on that. PALcode is stored in main memory, is written in Alpha ML, and is called by a ...
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Was There a Release of WMI for Windows NT 4.0 Running on DEC Alpha?

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) was made available as a separate download for Windows NT 4.0 SP4 and above. I know that WMI installs and works great on Intel IA32 (x86) flavors of NT4, ...
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Why did DEC develop Alpha instead of continuing with MIPS?

I have been rereading a fascinating discussion about why DEC replaced VAX with Alpha based on talks with people who were there at the time; in a nutshell, in the opinion of the VAX engineers, it was ...