RE: Will Rich Marcello either come clean or do some proper marketingand
From: Main, Kerry (Kerry.Main_at_hp.com)
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 17:49:08 -0500
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> From: JF Mezei [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Re: Will Rich Marcello either come clean or do some
> proper marketingand
> "Main, Kerry" wrote:
> > The NSK folks have already stated they will be using
> standard Itanium
> > systems in a triplicated configuration that is essentially software
> > based to achieve its fault tolerance.
> When was this announced ? In 2004 ?
> At the time of the merger completion when the state of VMS was
> announced' I was explicitely told that the NSK group woudl
> have its own
> dedicated specialised IA64 hardware that was not related to
> the hardware
> that VMS would be used (the later being shared with HP-UX).
Well, I guess it depends on how you define "IA64 hardware". From what I
understand (and should clarify what I mentioned earlier), they will be
using standard IA64 CPU technology, but the boards etc will be different
than other OS platforms. However, it is not the CPU technology which
defines how they plan to achieve their fault tolerance features.
> Or do you just mean that they will be using standard chipsets and CPU
> boards, used in system chassis with all the specialised redundancy
> features ?
Std IA64 CPU technology wrapped with some additional HW + OS interface
calls that will handle the redundancy aspects.
What I just stated may not be 100% correct, so I would encourage you to
read the official stuff at the following locations:
HP Services Canada
(remove the DOT's and AT)
OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.