[Linux-ia64] Re: Itanium gets supercomputing software
davidm at napali.hpl.hp.com
Fri Apr 11 18:08:37 EDT 2003
>>>>> On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 06:49:35 +1000, Duraid Madina <duraid at octopus.com.au> said:
Duraid> My point wasn't that software simulators are useless, but
Duraid> that software simulators _should_ be useless **4 years**
Duraid> (!!) after the public availability of hardware.
Then how do you explain the popularity of user-mode linux on x86?
The reason I continue to use Ski is because it's one of the very few
simulators out there that are (a) architecturally extremely accurate,
(b) fast, and (c) very easy to setup & use. Ski is an asset for ia64
linux, not a weakness.
(And no, just because we have Ski doesn't mean we don't use real
hardware. Nothing could be further from the truth.)
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