12-13-2007 12:01 PM
We have a number of applications, whose vendors state they are not supported on itanium. I have read that a product calle Aries will run on the itanium and handle the PA RISC binaries.
The OS may be 11.23 or above.
1. Have any of you done this successfully?
2. Were there any gotchas?
3. Is Aries an -
a. Add on?
b. Billable for support?
Thanks for any and all input.
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12-13-2007 12:19 PM
3 A & B) ARIES is installed with the OS. It is not an addon nor is there any additional support. It is a standard feature.
12-13-2007 12:25 PM
What versions of the OS come with Aries.
I know the minimum is 11.23 for itanium.
12-13-2007 12:39 PM
12-13-2007 12:41 PM
Typically the cpu bound portions of code run about 1/2 to 1/3 as fast under emulation as compared to native code. The vast majority of UNIX code is i/o bound so that the actual performance impact may be very minimal. In fact, even under emulation, newer Itanium boxes can outperform the older PA-RISC boxes.
12-14-2007 08:42 AM
That was a great question for me to put to the reseller. With the increase we will see in the TPM, we should be able to more than offset the overhead of 30-50%.
The application is supported by a company named JDA. I think the availability of Aries may be leading some vendors to feel they do not need to address the PA RISC binaries on Itanium.
The money is there for a compelling argument on the upgrade. We've had the RP7400's for 7 years. They are still performing quite well, but the HP business partner has made if difficult, due to ROI, NOT to move to Itanium. We have thoroughly researched compatability with all peripherals as well.
Thanks for the input.