clairgrant71--- via Info-vax
Sent: April 3, 2017 4:44 PM
Subject: [Info-vax] State of the Port to x86_64 April 2017
There were big plans for this update - its own page, links to
updates, and more - but it appears none of that happened. Maybe
Cool stuff .. really like the direction of the Alpha to X86-64 binary
translator and after that, the Itanium to X86-64 translator.
Imho, these will make it much easier for Cust's to move off legacy HW
and onto OpenVMS X86-64.
For many (most?) of these existing Alpha Cust's, their peak time
workloads are often less than 25% in peak periods. Hence, as long as
the translated performance on new X86-64 HW is similar to their
current performance, it will be a big win because getting rid of
aging, expensive and no longer supported HW will be what their focus
Kerry dot main at starkgaming dot com