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Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

 
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Pete Randall
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Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

I was trying to find information on how long PA-RISC is expected to be around and I discovered that HP has chosen to shuffle URL's around again.

I believe I used to look at:
http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/operating/public_hp-ux_systems_support.pdf

- and -

http://www.singlesource.co.uk/hewlettpackard/HPBCS/eolannouncements.html

Neither of these pages are there anymore. Does anyone have a current link identifying this information?


Pete

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Peter Godron
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Re: Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

Pete,
Steven and Geoff have some intersting comments on this in:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1016808

Steven:
"1) HP-UX v3 is due this year and is supposedly the last PA-RISC release of HP-UX.
2) Especially at the low end, PA-RISC servers are in their last generation.
3) Support for PA-RISC is promised through 2012 or 2017. I don't know what that means for the OS release."
DCE
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Re: Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

spex
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Re: Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

Hi Pete,

How long will HP continue to support HP 9000 systems?

The current generation of PA-8900 processor, was introduced in 2005, and is supported in low-end to high-end servers. All PA-8800-based servers can be easily upgraded in the same chassis to use PA-8900 processors and processor boards. The HP PA-8800 processor will be sold standalone until 2007, and the sx1000-based rp8420 and rp7420 with the PA-8900 processors will be sold until at least 2008. HP will continue to support these servers for a full five years past the last sales date of these systems. Also, please keep in mind that we will offer Itanium® systems within the same platforms so that customers can upgrade when they are ready.

http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/9000/faqs.html#2

PCS
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

Shalom,

Pete Gordon effectively added my two cents in.

You get more raw CPU power and more possible OS upgrades with Itanium. If you do what we did at my previous job, which was to upgrade OS when you get new hardware then HP-UX V3 being the last PA-RISC release does not matter at all.

Links:
http://www.serverwatch.com/hreviews/article.php/3107451


Shame on HP for not forwarding the old links to the new.

What are we trying to prove here? If we trust the support matrix why are we trying to hide the support matrix.

I must think I'm really funny today.

SEP
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Sandman!
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Re: Life Expectancy for PA-RISC?

Try the URL below if it helps:

http://www.hp.com/softwarereleases/releases-media2/history/slide2.html

It is the last bullet point under the "highlights" section of the http://itrc.hp.com web page.