VAXen RULE! (WAS Microkernels)
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Aug 5 13:37:29 CDT 2006
At 1:22 PM -0400 8/5/06, Segin wrote:
>Al Kossow wrote:
>>>Current Macs share much more with PeeCees
>>>than SGI IRISes and Sun SPARCs, so there is most likely a non-insignificant
>>amount of suboptimal hardware that eats processor cycles
>>Please give concrete examples of this "suboptimal hardware" you speculate
>>about, and give examples of how this is done better on SGI or Sun DESKTOP
>When will the flamewar ever end? Is x86 the magical trolling word
>around here? I'm real sorry, I never knew that mentioning x86
>systems here would cause such a dicussion.
Well a couple of us were genuinely interested in why you like 386's.
This hasn't degenerated into a flamewar yet :^)
>That said, does anyone happen to know when the "newest" produced VAX
>was made? My best research indicates that HP continued cranking them
>out until mid-2005, but that could be wrong...
Are you talking about VAX or OpenVMS? VAX is a hardware platform,
last sale date was prior to 9/11 (IIRC either '99 or 2000). Though I
think the last chips were made prior to that. The last sale date for
Alpha is this year. For OpenVMS Itanium is the way forward. Don't
let the press, and various "experts" fool you, the current Itanium 2
is a very nice CPU. OpenVMS runs on all three of these CPU families.
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