PA-RISC


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PA-RISC

(Precision Architecture-RISC) A proprietary RISC-based CPU architecture from HP that was introduced in 1986. At various times, PA-RISC was used in HP's 3000 and 9000 computer families. See HP 3000 and HP 9000.
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For PA-RISC compatibility, HP has come up with what it calls "dynamic translation" technology.
Initial customer shipments of the entry-level Continuum 400 Series computers based on the PA-RISC 8000 microprocessor and HP-UX(TM) Release 10.
The Exemplar series, based on HP's high performance PA-RISC processors, is the first supercomputer-class family of systems to track the price/performance development cycle of the desktop.
At HP he was the technical director and principal architect of both the PA-RISC and PA-Wide Word (the basis for Itanium(R)) processor architectures.
SPECfp_rate2000: the 8-way p5-570 system holds the record for the fastest 8-way result, besting an HP PA-RISC system by 298% (3)
PA-RISC is being advanced by the Precision Risc Organization, an association of industry-leading companies that is broadening the use of PA-RISC technology and delivering its benefits to more customers worldwide.
HP has addressed this issue nicely with HP-UX 11i v2 for Itanium processor-based systems, which offers near functional equality and binary compatibility to HP-UX 11i v1 for PA-RISC.
Advanced Visualization Systems visualization software will be available immediately on the complete range of HP PA-RISC workstations and servers announced today by Hewlett-Packard.
Offering data, source and binary compatibility between the PA-RISC and Itanium architectures, HP-UX 11i Version 1.
In October 2001, Enhanced announced that its 72Mb DDR Enhanced SRAM (ESRAM) is being used as a large Level 2 cache in the HP PA-8800 microprocessor, Hewlett-Packard Company's next-generation PA-RISC microprocessor.
The newly released Meta Series links a powerful Convex supercomputer with any number of Hewlett-Packard Company's PA-RISC processing nodes.
Using up to 16 PA-RISC 8700 processors -- today's fastest commercial RISC processor -- the HP Server rp8400 extends HP's mid-range UNIX server offerings, which include the up-to-8-processor HP Server rp7400, formerly known as the N-class server.