Compaq donates Alpha to Debian

October 19th, 1998

DEC/Compaq has donated an Alpha PCI 64-275 to the Debian project. The system will be used to continue development on the Alpha port of the distribution. The Debian GNU/Linux Alpha distribution is scheduled to be included in the 2.1 Slink release (set for the end of November).

The system specifications are:
DEC ETN30-BN Alpha, 275Mhz Processor, 1.2Gb Quantum Fireball disk, 128Mb RAM, Teac 35X IDE CD-ROM, DEC DC21140 PCI Ethernet card, PCI S3 Vision 864 Video card, and a NCR 53c810 PCI SCSI card.

The Debian Project is grateful for this donation. It will enable work on the Alpha distribution to progress more smoothly and allow for a more streamlined and stable distribution.

Thanks to Compaq Computer Corporation for making this donation possible and also to Jon maddog Hall for personally donating 64Mb of additional RAM to the system.