[TriLUG] *NIX on Itanium
clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Tue Jan 30 11:06:35 EST 2007
My understanding is itanium was a not-very-good early implementation of
IA64, right? This page:
suggests that debian, at least, can be installed on it.
suggests that it takes PC100 ECC memory, which is probably available
pretty cheaply on ebay.
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On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, mike shlitz wrote:
> Hi All,
> I recently acquired (gratis) a Compaq ProLiant DL
> 590/64 Quad Itanium (Merced) server. It has a (4)
> SCSI drive capacity (hot swap). 7U form factor. 1 GB
> RAM (64 GB capable).
> This will be used at home for my tinkering and
> enjoyment. I have (4) brand new Seagate SCSI drives I
> can use, (9.1 GB) which would give me about 27 GB in a
> RAID 5 configuration, which would probably be adequate
> for my initial purposes.
> Questions and RFC's are as follows:
> Reviewing HP/Compaq's forums I don't see much mention
> of the 590/64, which tells me it is either (A.) a
> hefty paperweight, or (B.) pretty much trouble free
> compared to every other HP/Compaq server out there.
> I'm inclined by virtue of experience to view (A.) as
> the most likely scenario. Any advice, caveats, or
> expressions of sympathy?
> I'm looking for sources (cheapest) for (4) SCSI
> carriers for same. Also (cheapest) larger capacity
> SCSI drives, and Memory (cheapest) for same. I
> usually go to DataMem in Salem, NH... didn't know if
> someone might have an alternative source.
> Best choice for *NIX OS for this machine? I have
> CentOS running well on my old DEC Alpha. Ubuntu
> running smoothly on some iMac's, I see FreeBSD has a
> port for IA64, or maybe FC-6 (64bit)? The last time I
> heard someone say "Itanium" at a LUG meeting, it was
> followed by hoots of laughter.
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