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State of the Port to x86_64 April 2017
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c***@gmail.com
2017-04-03 20:44:23 UTC
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There were big plans for this update - its own page, links to previous updates, and more - but it appears none of that happened. Maybe next time.
Kerry Main
2017-04-04 02:11:51 UTC
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Subject: [Info-vax] State of the Port to x86_64 April 2017
http://vmssoftware.com/updates.html
There were big plans for this update - its own page, links to
previous
updates, and more - but it appears none of that happened. Maybe
next time.
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
is.


Regards,

Kerry Main
Kerry dot main at starkgaming dot com
Neil Rieck
2017-04-04 11:27:58 UTC
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There were big plans for this update - its own page, links to previous updates, and more - but it appears none of that happened. Maybe next time.
This is great news. While I recently have become a fan of Itanium2, the future of OpenVMS (as well as most s/w things on the planet) depend on x86-64 were there is safety in numbers.

Neil Rieck
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/n.rieck/
Bob Koehler
2017-04-04 14:05:07 UTC
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http://vmssoftware.com/updates.html
There were big plans for this update - its own page, links to previous updates, and more - but it appears none of that happened. Maybe next time.
Still, it is pretty good reading.

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