Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Vance Dereksen <email@example.com>
From: Francis. Javier Mesa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/25/2001 19:29:43
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Vance Dereksen wrote:
> HP is switching to Itanium. Itanium is actually partially based on PA.
> Peace... Sridhar
Actually HP is responsible for a lot of the development of the second
generation of the IA-64. Plus a lot -if not most- of the compiler effort
for the architecture. Since HP absorved a lot of the people from some of
the VLIW companies that tried to get some products going in the past
decade (cyndrome and dataflow... I think).
IA-64 was announced as the sucessor of the PA and it is supposed to have a
PA emulation mode, I think..... Then again I could be wrong. Unlike SGI
and COMPAQ, the IA-64 was supposed to be the replacement for the HP
architecture from the beginning.
Francisco J. MesaMartinez http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/~javi
Basking Engineering Ctr #228 email:email@example.com
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 phone:(831) 502-2073