Hewlett-Packard plans on Monday to begin selling the last and most powerful model in the AlphaServer line, a series of servers that stretches back to a very different era in the computing industry. The 64-processor AlphaServer uses EV7 processors, the company said Friday. Previously, the top-end system was the 32-processor GS1280, released in July.

The 64-processor model will be the last in the AlphaServer line, an HP representative said. However, HP plans to update it with a faster processor in 2004, the EV79, which the company said would be the final processor in the Alpha family.

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