[fpc-devel] progress of freepascal for mips

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Tue Jun 5 07:52:17 CEST 2012

On Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:56:06 -0700 (PDT)
Leonardo M. Ramé <martinrame at yahoo.com> wrote:

> You are right, the machine
> (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/560/specs.html) doesn't
> have a MIPS processor, but an IBM's Power6.
> BTW, does anyone know which Linux distribution runs on that machine?, can
> FPC be compiled to run on it?. 
> Leonardo M. Ramé
> http://leonardorame.blogspot.com

Congrats, that's a nice box. POWER6 is one generation behind but from what
I read it can still run the latest version of AIX.

The best OS is the one IBM made for it, AIX which is a POSIX UNIX with
IBM extensions (and great doc!). You should be able to get a copy without
too much difficulty if one isn't already installed.

On the same page you linked above, there is a list of some Linux that are
certified to run on your box. Running Linux on it would be a horrible
waste of a good server. You can probably virtualize Linux and BSD instances
under AIX though, as you had mentioned in your first post.

If you find you're not happy with the server, just tell me how much it
would cost to ship and I'll take it off your hands ;-)

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