[CentOS-devel] Interested in IA64 build.

James A. Peltier jpeltier at sfu.ca
Tue Aug 28 13:25:11 EDT 2012


----- Original Message -----
| On Saturday, June 05, 2010 03:19:40 PM Karanbir Singh wrote:
| > On 06/05/2010 07:18 PM, James A. Peltier wrote:
| > > Any follow up to this?  Are the builds still running?  Just
| > > wanting to know what needs to be done.  :)
| > >
| > 
| > I was looking at this a short while back, the builds are running. I
| > think an irc catchup is called for. I'm going to propose Wed 9th at
| > 2100
| > UTC n #centos-devel
| 
| 
| Ok, bringing up a two-year-old thread....
| 
| We finally got the electrical up (Mitsubishi 9900B 500KVA UPS woo
| hoo....) in our research building's data center, and have a 20 CPU
| Altix 3700 up, running, and available to do this.  I know about and
| am pulling the 'c5-wip' tree Karanbir built a while back, and have
| allocated 1.4TB of disk on our Clariions here to the effort.  Now, I
| know the last time this was brought up it didn't go very far; but
| I'm still interested in doing this, even if for private use here on
| our three Altix systems.
| 
| James, did you get very far?  Karanbir, what would be the chances of
| a 'refresh' of the ia64 c5-wip tree to 5.8?
| 
| I can give more details via private e-mail.

We gave up.  Nobody was using our IA64 machines because the x86_64 machines were so much faster for 90% of our workloads.  It just wasn't worth the effort and most of the software that we used that was commercial didn't work on IA64 either.


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