Solaris 10 x86 ? becomes ever more popular, but few projects support it

Stefan Urbat
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currently only SETI@home (effectively with my self-compiled version) and SIMAP (dotsch compiled them after agreeing to a non-disclosure rule) support in a limited way this platform --- because you have meanwhile even IRIX@MIPS support, this should be worth to give it a trial, and because you have already running GNU/Linux x86, FreeBSD x86 and SPARC-Solaris it should be relatively easy...

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Solaris 10 x86 ? becomes ever more popular, but few projects sup

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currently only SETI@home (effectively with my self-compiled version) and SIMAP (dotsch compiled them after agreeing to a non-disclosure rule) support in a limited way this platform --- because you have meanwhile even IRIX@MIPS support, this should be worth to give it a trial, and because you have already running GNU/Linux x86, FreeBSD x86 and SPARC-Solaris it should be relatively easy...

I agree. Since I discovered Solaris 10 zones and ZFS, nothing can bring me back to FreeBSD or Linux again. I really would like to see a native application using Solaris math lib if possible (which is free along tons of optimization software), but it's also true that people can create a redhat or debian brandz (branded zone) and run E@H inside it. Although it's not urgent, it would avoid a lot of configuration hassle for Solaris users.

Stefan Urbat
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RE: I agree. Since I

Message 58910 in response to message 58909

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I agree. Since I discovered Solaris 10 zones and ZFS, nothing can bring me back to FreeBSD or Linux again. I really would like to see a native application using Solaris math lib if possible (which is free along tons of optimization software), but it's also true that people can create a redhat or debian brandz (branded zone) and run E@H inside it. Although it's not urgent, it would avoid a lot of configuration hassle for Solaris users.

Personally speaking, I'm more for coexisting GNU/Linux and Solaris 10/OpenSolaris on x86(_64)/amd64 platforms. By the way, brandz is still only available in OpenSolaris / Nevada Community Version = Solaris 11, but this doesn't mean, Solaris 10 binaries would not run there (as usual, binaries for Solaris v n will run on every v n+1 and later).

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