Home > FreeBSD > FreeBSD Adds SMP on SPARC-64 FreeBSD Adds SMP on SPARC-64 Eugenia Loli 2002-03-11 FreeBSD 7 Comments “FreeBSD now works with multiple processors on sparc64 systems, thanks to the efforts of Jake Burkholder, and Thomas Moestl“, the FreeBSD news page reports. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2002-03-11 10:57 pm why would they want to port FreeBSD to sparc? Solaris is already there. maybe it’s because it is too expensive for people to upgrade solaris on 9+ cpu systems, but why would a company that cheap buy a sparc? 2002-03-12 2:03 am .. “Why would anyone want to port FreeBSD to x86? Windows is aleady there”. People do ports ‘cos they can, not ‘cos they want to make a buck out of it. Who are you to dictate what people want to do? 2002-03-12 2:56 am heyyy… get the crack out of your head before replying! 2002-03-12 7:10 am Wasn’t “offical” java promised for Release 4.5? And wasn’t there an anouncement when FreeBSD 4.5 came out that it will be released ASAP? Since then it was very quite about “offical” Java? I know that there is a patch for the java source, but I would love to have it in the /ports LoCal 2002-03-12 5:57 pm "Since then it was very quite about “offical” Java? I know that there is a patch for the java source, but I would love to have it in the /ports" Same here. I am waiting for the official Java before I switch my server from Linux to FreeBSD…lack of official Java support is what’s holding me back. 2002-03-12 6:08 pm What you seem to be forgetting is that these are volunteer programmers doing the port and that this is going to be Sun certified. Two factors which I’m sure make the process doubly slow. Re: … J Chen has got it nailed, why run Solaris when you can run FreeBSD. 🙂 Some day sparc64 will be outdated and when that time comes it will be nice to have alternate OSes to choose from. 2002-03-12 6:41 pm While SMP works on Sparc, the x86 SMP ppl are bashing themselves on the -CURRENT mailling list.