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  • Intel Itanium IA-64 Support To Be Deprecated By GCC 10, Planned Removal In GCC 11

    Phoronix: Intel Itanium IA-64 Support To Be Deprecated By GCC 10, Planned Removal In GCC 11

    Intel announced at the start of the year their newest Itanium 9700 "Kittson" processors from 2017 would be discontinued with no planned successor for the IA-64 line-up. Given the IA-64 compiler support is already in rough shape for GCC, the GNU developers are planning to deprecate the support for the current GCC 10 cycle and to remove it entirely for GCC 11...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...CC-Deprecation

  • #2
    Dead as a dodo. Intels best effort to sideline it's own x86 show, now defunct.
    But I'm sure x86 will die any day now...

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    • #3
      Typo:

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post

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      • #4
        Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
        Dead as a dodo. Intels best effort to sideline it's own x86 show, now defunct.
        But I'm sure x86 will die any day now...
        Yep just like how X11 will surely die any day now. /s

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        • #5
          I smell HP landfill!

          It's sad, but there's still a lot of IA64 out there, and now it's destined for the poop pile. One of the things I love about Linux is how it can keep really old equipment (especially equipment from a bad vendor) out of our landfills (yes, I supposed a good scrapper might be able to get something out of them).

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          • #6
            Most customers are moving legacy apps on HP-UX IA-64 to containers. Then they can let the clock run out on the hardware as HP allows. This gives them time to develop the replacements on the platform of their choice. Eazy-peasy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
              Dead as a dodo. Intels best effort to sideline it's own x86 show, now defunct.
              But I'm sure x86 will die any day now...
              Right ...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                Most customers are moving legacy apps on HP-UX IA-64 to containers. Then they can let the clock run out on the hardware as HP allows. This gives them time to develop the replacements on the platform of their choice. Eazy-peasy.
                Build fresh replacements when an existing container runs just fine on whatever hardware? Are you kidding me? Pffff No, they'll just keep using the Intel compiler for years to come. Maybe in 10 years they'll embark on an effort to modernize, we'll see.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drizzt321 View Post

                  Build fresh replacements when an existing container runs just fine on whatever hardware? Are you kidding me? Pffff No, they'll just keep using the Intel compiler for years to come. Maybe in 10 years they'll embark on an effort to modernize, we'll see.
                  In ten years you'll still have those containers running on whatever hardware they moved it to, probably with only difference is whatever they've replaced failed hardware in that intervening period. It's also just as likely those old Itanium servers will still be in use because no one in management wants to either spend money on migration, or none of the IT support staff want to wake the sleeping giant of problems trying to replace legacy hardware can cause. Like the IRS is still using decades old IBM mainframes, and companies still using old punch card calculator systems. If it's not broke, don't run the risk of "fixing it" and having a technical catastrophe (failed/inept migration) and/or political nightmare on your head (raising taxes to pay for it and/or major budget increases to management-voters-shareholders).

                  https://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing...rnment/128599/
                  https://www.pcworld.com/article/2499...use-today.html

                  If these aren't public facing systems, there's usually not any real risk to leaving them alone other than hardware failure.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post

                    Right ...
                    Now where is the smiley for the Ironic Captain Obivous...?

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