Purpose

The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that ia64 meets the architecture recertification criteria for etch.

Availability

The architecture is publicly available without NDAs via:

  1. HP

  2. SGI

  3. NEC

  4. SuperMicro

  5. Bull

and others

Developer machines

The following machines are available to developers:

  1. merulo.debian.org - maintained by DSA (Matt Taggart and dann frazier local admins), connectivity via HP, porting machine.

  2. merkel.debian.org - maintained by DSA (Matt Taggart and dann frazier local admins), connectivity via HP, general use machine (no chroots).

Port maintainers

The Debian port is maintained by the following developers, who are familiar with arch-specific issues for this port

  1. dann frazier
  2. lamont jones
  3. al stone
  4. Khalid Aziz
  5. Kyle ?McMartin

Users

popcon data is currently lacking; please apt-get install popularity-contest

The port is being actively used at the following sites:

  1. We have a single ia64 machine in our lab at HP with well over 50 users. --dannf

  2. We have around 10 machines shared with around 30 developers -- ianw

  3. We have 10 machines shared between ~50 users (actually: There are 3129 student accounts which have access to those machines, but they are seldom uses -- Tolimar

  4. PING, the computer club at the University of Oslo, has an IA64 as its primary login server, with 86 accounts of whom ~20 use it regularly. -- ilmari

  5. The University of Illinois Nuclear Physics Laboratory has just inherited 45 dual IA64 machines (1 test machine is up and running debian sarge) the rest will be installed in an identical fashion.

Installer

The architecture must have a working, tested installer.

We do.

Upstream support

Upstream support is provided by:

Archive coverage and Autobuilder support

Archive cleanliness

The port builds from unmodified Debian source.

Autobuilders

The following machines run buildds for the port:

  1. caballero.debian.org - connectivity via Black Cat Networks, buildd logs checked by LaMont Jones, admined by DSA (Jonathan ?McDowell is local admin)

Vetoes

The security team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:

The Debian admin team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:

The release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:


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