unixmuseum wrote:I have played with one a little, especially with the IRIX binary x-lator... Looked to work OK to me with a visualization application (although not extremely compute intensive, but it was still an IRIX binary as this particular application does not run on Linux). I'm going to get a loaner to further test with different IRIX-only applications...
okay, so, you're the guy. Let us know then what do you think about their global stability, and specially the graphic subsystem stability under stress conditions. I'm really interested. Even more: use the Quick-Transit translator as you have done!
...I know that these software does not converts a Prism physically on MIPS/IRIX box, but seems that really goes closer as possible.
I am still questionning the reasoning behind an IA64 desktop as I don't think there are that many desktop type of applications that support IA64, so we might end up running Open Office for IRIX through the x-lator
Well, I can't mention a single one reason of the top of my head now, but if they are really speedy, that could be one. But you are right about the applications, there is only a few certified applications currently. That's the point of my whole "back to the topic", I want to know how strong is the new platform to re-think about ports for my current developments.
unixmuseum wrote:I think a better solution for my needs is an Altix and other deskopts (Tezro maybe, or dual 600 Octane2)...
I'm really inloved of Tezro, and seems a really great tool, in fact a dream box for any desktop... I don't think I could change a Tezro by any other thing on this computers universe today.
In fact my O2/600MHz performs so well, that when I think in four 1GHz processors running inside a bigger blue toaster my face presents a smile gesture very difficult of define!
(By the way, you have P.M.! )