After the merger of HP and Compaq, they were many these who claimed that the 64-bit Unix Tru64 will cease to exist in favor of HP’s HP-UX. But the official claim is that Tru64 will continue to exist: “Our major focus today for our Tru64 UNIX customers and partners remains unchanged — to deliver on the Alpha-based Tru64 UNIX plan-of-record which includes full support on the upcoming Alpha EV7 and EV79 systems as well as further operating system enhancements for our Alpha-based customers.” More news about Tru64 can be found at Tru64.org
Tru64 still at Compaq’s Product List
2001-10-21 Unix 2 Comments
Even though I don’t work with Tru64, I was afraid that Compaq would drop it. It has the best cluster management, without comparison or competition.
Now, does this news mean that the PA_RISC line of cpus (HP) will not extinguish the Alpha, after all? True, HP has little commitment to PA-RISC development, they seem to be eager to drop it all into Intel’s lap. We shall see.
I agree version 5 is unbeatable. Version 4 is up to HP’s clustering solution. IBM’s HACMP is buggy and really hard to set up in production. I never saw sun’s clustering solution.