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Best use for rx2600 Itanium2?

 
Peter Littmann
Occasional Advisor

Best use for rx2600 Itanium2?

Hello,

we have a HP rx2600 with 11.23 installed.

Will it be possible to install Debian in parallel with multiboot on a
Hard Disk Partition like on a Pentium class with windows?

What will I need?
What will be good applications to run on this box and show the power?

Before we tried to run Operations and Data Protecor but were not impressed by the performance...

Peter
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: Best use for rx2600 Itanium2?

Hi,

it is no possible to install HP-UX and Linux on the same disk. To install Linux you need second disk and
HP Enablement Kit for Linux on Integrity Servers
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?locale=en_US〈=English&pnameOID=88839&prodSeriesId=88837&prodTypeId=15351&basePartNum=COL8695&locBasepartNum=ux-22935-1&os=Red+Hat+Enterprise+Linux+3+%28Itanium%29&tech=Utility

To show the power of the machine you can run a database or numeric application.

HP Operations and Data Protector can be run on Itanium2/HP-UX machine in PA-RISC translated mode, so you cannot expect good performance. Note, that only applications with native Itanium2 binaries have good performance on this machine.

Regards,
Zygmunt