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.
Carlson said he expected that many PA-RISC programs would not be ported over to the new architecture, but left to use the binary translator.
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)
Two and a half times better price/performance than HP PA-RISC, when comparing the price/performance results of 4.
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.
HP-UX 11i v2 provides customers and application vendors investment protection across architectures through complete data, source and binary compatibility with previous versions of HP-UX 11i for Itanium and PA-RISC processor-based systems.
HP's interoperability strategy -- both for UNIX across the Intel processor family and PA-RISC, and for UNIX-to-Linux compatibility -- is among the best in the industry.
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.
To keep customers' investments protected and paying back for years to come, the HP Server rp8400 features easy, in-box central processing unit (CPU) board upgrades to future generations of PA-RISC and Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor Family processors.
He's been the technical leader in a number of industry landmark products, including Hewlett-Packard's multiprocessor Unix servers and the PA-RISC instruction set architecture and processor designs.
Under Birnbaum's supervision, Hewlett Packard developed PA-RISC, an architecture for all of the company's computer products.