[cfarm-users] Is it possible to get an x86_64 or aarch64 machine running AIX?

CM Graff cm0graff at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 16:32:25 CEST 2018

Hey everyone!

Alright, thank you all for the information! I guess it's time for me
to start learning powerpc assembly! Should not be too bad... I have a
few tricks up my sleeve still :D I *think* this is one of those
architectures that offers backward compatibility with their 32 bit
versions - I'll' try to learn the 64 bit version first though, but may
end up "cheating" and just doing the older 32 bit.

Thank you!


On 10/7/18, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 12:28 AM CM Graff via cfarm-users
> <cfarm-users at lists.tetaneutral.net> wrote:
>> ...
>> So my question is this: Is it possible to have a virtual machine (or
>> maybe even real hardware) running AIX on x86_64 at the farm? hlibc
>> also supports arm v7, aarch64 and i386. so I'd be interested in any of
>> these. Perhaps out of that list aarch64 and x86_64 would be more
>> useful though.
> I might be mis-parsing things, but why try to emulate when you have
> real hardware?
> The farm has GCC112 and GCC119, which are POWER8. GCC112 is Linux
> (little-endian), and GCC119 is AIX (big-endian). There are some POWER7
> machines also but I don't usually use them.
> The farm also has GCC117 and GCC118. The are Aarch64 machines with
> ARMv8.1, and they have the crypto extensions. There are some Mustang
> boards that are AArch64, but they lack the crypto extensions.
> Also see https://cfarm.tetaneutral.net/machines/list/ .
> Jeff

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