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When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

 
Ian Lochray
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When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

Does anyone know where I can find information on the end of production and support for PA RISC?
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John Dvorchak
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Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

My guess is that eventually they will stop the PA-Risc and go to Itanium exclusively.
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John Dvorchak
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Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

Ok the rest of my reply...Fat fingerd the "reply" key. I would guess that withing 24months you will see an announcement. This is just from rumors that I have been hearing around the shop.
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Brian Bergstrand
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Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

I've heard that the PA 8800 and 8900 are yet to come and the chip will be made until at least 2006.

HTH.
Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

Check this link
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2002/020507b.html

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Jean-Luc
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

This is from an HP presentation I went to back in April:

There is still some PA-RISC development going on. HP plans to release the PA8800 running a 1 GHz later this year and then in either 2004 or 2005 they will release the PA8900 running at 1.5 GHz, which, if I recall correctly, will be the last PA-RISC chip. They also said that they will build new PA-RISC servers through 2006 and support them through 2011. Support may be extended but 2011 is the current end-of-life for PA-RISC.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

Support will go until at LEAST 2011. That is not a firm date and may be extended if enough customers need it.

I you need to go beyond that date, you can always do an expensive special agreement with HP. Or at least you can try.

The high end boxes are being rolled out Itanium in the months ahead. HP is running its benchmarks on Itanium boxes as well.

The bell has tolled.

To directly answer your question: HP will stop MAKING the boxes when customer demand dictates it. If there is strong demand, they'll keep making and selling them.

Because of their announcments and the fact that newer technology will be Itanium, that will put a crimp in demand and eventually dry it up.

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James Anker
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Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

Ian,

Another key issue here is ISV adoption of Itanium, currently HP are on 11i version 2.0 on the Itanium platform having just moved from v1.6 of 11i. Next year some time there will be 11i v3.0 - this will be a combined PA RISC & Itanium release of 11i - when this is released ISV will start to port in large numbers, I think they are holding back until 3.0 is released becuase they would have to recompile there apps 3 x times (1.6 to 2.0 & then to 3.0) - no customer is likely to deploy a mission critical application on an OS that will replace with a newer one in six months time - I think there waiting until we get to the stability of V3.0 of 11i.

Just my opinion having spoken to end users & ISV's..

Cheers

James
Kent Ostby
Honored Contributor

Re: When will HP stop making PA RISC boxes

The other issue here will be filling in the product line with various IA boxes until there is not a market niche without IA chips involved.

Once they have boxes at all market levels using the IA chips then you will probably see them stop making PA-RISC boxes, but even after that, there will be support for many years after.

Best regards,

Kent M. Ostby
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