Home > Unix > HP Rolls Out New HP-UX for Itanium HP Rolls Out New HP-UX for Itanium Eugenia Loli 2003-05-19 Unix 11 Comments Hewlett-Packard on Monday plans to ship the latest version of its Unix-based HP-UX operating system for Intel’s family of Itanium processors. The company also plans to announce commitments from 40 developers to deliver applications for the platform. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2003-05-19 5:49 pm Anyone knows where I can find some documentation on what HP think is the better way to migrate from HP-PA to Itanium ? Ludo — http://www.figuiere.net/hub/cv.html 2003-05-19 5:51 pm Good to see a major UNIX Ported to ia64. Pity about HP’s descision to phase out Tru64 and the Alpha chip. I am an AIX man myself but have a lot of respect for the Tru64/Alpha combo. There is really no commercial OS on the market that can equal or surpass it in an even match up. I am talking about pure speed and sustained throughput here. Despite the fact many of Tru64’s best features are being added to HP/UX in the future I would rather see tru64 and Alpha remain. Still If this makes UNIX more affordable and widespread than it is still good for everyone. No UNIX = Sad planet. 2003-05-19 5:54 pm I know a lot of people malign HP-UX, but if it weren’t for HP-UX, I never would have started down the *nix path to enlightenment. Way to go, HP! 2003-05-19 5:55 pm I agree. Especially if you look at the available cluster solutions …. 2003-05-19 6:07 pm Does anyone knows if it would be possible to get binary compatibility on this future realese.. I got a progress (sic) db server running hp-ux hp-pa and I was wondering I could stick with those binaries without having to purchase a Linux or other OS licence for that DB. Regards. 2003-05-19 7:13 pm HP announce binary compatibility to hppa apps under IA64 HP-UX…. but they advice to rebuild the apps for better performance…… 2003-05-19 8:38 pm Has anybody noticed how much the UNIX logos suck? Slashdot and OSNews seem to just use the word UNIX in some random font. I think UNIX the OS family should have a proper logo. Anybody in agreement? Not sure what it’d be. Not a cute animal though. 2003-05-19 9:16 pm Hmm. UNIX is a family of OSs, rather than a line of OSs, like Windows, so I see no reason for them to have a common logo. In general, the UNIX OSs have their own individual logos. IRIX uses the SGI logo (which in its original iteration was really cool), while QNX has it’s own cool logo. Solaris uses a nifty “rising sun” logo, while AIX uses a blue “AIX” with a curve coming out of it. Tru64 uses a logo that looks a lot like DEC’s logo, except its blue and says “Tru64.” HP-UX’s logo is either just the HP logo, or some guy’s face http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/operating/infolibrary/whitepapers/… I 2003-05-19 9:31 pm Sorry but the *nix “family” has nothing to do with the hierarchy in the windows world. The current Unix logo used on this website reminds me of the Unisys font and logo BTW Raynier, QNX is not Unix by a long shot. Sure it is posix compliant, but QNX is its own thing. 2003-05-20 5:03 am So you thinking it needs a cute little mascot? I vote for a Trilabite (sp?) for the mascot 2003-05-20 1:58 pm > There is really no commercial OS on the market that can > equal or surpass it in an even match up. > I am talking about pure speed and sustained throughput here. I’m sorry but NOTHING can match SGI IRIX for throughput. I would be glad to hear any personal experiences you’ve had though.