Subject: RE: VMS on Itanic
To: , <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gregg C Levine <email@example.com>
Date: 01/25/2003 00:21:19
Hello from Gregg C Levine
First question, did you read my entire e-mail message? And second,
that's how it was explained to me, at the NYMLUG meeting on the
subject of booting OpenVMS on the Itanic systems. As of the last
meeting they still haven't gotten a good date as to when it will boot.
However, I'm inclined to agree with you, this business is completely
weird, how do you go about explaining the methods behind how a
processor works if you are not directly connected with the building
process. And yours sounds better then theirs.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Of Antonio Carlini
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 4:12 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: 'Gregg C Levine'
> Subject: RE: VMS on Itanic
> > Not quite. It's a firmware job.
> It's a full port. They will make use of IA64 capabilities
> as and where appropriate. There is no equivalent to Alpha's
> PAL so they won't be changing the chip's personality to
> look like Alpha or anything like that.
> > They say that what made the Alpha good, is in the IA-64 platform.
> Well Bob Palmer did sue Intel, alleging that they had ripped off
> Alpha secrets; but those secrets were supposed to have been used
> in the Pentium range. Intel did buy the Alpha designers, but by
> the time they got there, IA64 had been cast in stone. I guess
> they'll be able to influence the next generation of the chip,
> but even then, it will be a better IA64 not an IA64 with
> Alpha features.
> Antonio Carlini firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: email@example.com
> > On Behalf
> > > Of John Klos
> > > Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:21 PM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: VMS on Itanic
> > >
> > > Slightly off topic...
> > >
> > > I wonder if they're going to emulate Alpha on Itanic...
> > >
> > > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/61/28960.html