Paul Hohensee - Java SE Paul.Hohensee at Sun.COM
Wed Sep 12 07:41:12 PDT 2007

Do these distros support niagara (i.e., sun4v as opposed to the older 


Sunil Amitkumar Janki wrote:
> Paul Hohensee - Java SE wrote:
>> So I have another question.  What are the available linux OS ports on 
>> sparc
>> that you can run a linux-sparc jvm on?
>> I know a version of ubuntu is available for sparc, including niagara 
>> platforms.
>> Anything else, maybe just works in progress?  Maybe a big distro like 
>> Redhat?
>> Paul
> I have ported Slackware 12.0 to SPARC and MIPS and am running it
> on x86 as well, because that is what I am very comfortable with and
> my company is supporting. Internally we mainly run an operating
> system heavily based on Slackware with many applications added.
> I can also install other current Linux distributions such as Debian,
> Ubuntu, Gentoo, Red Hat/Fedora/Aurora but I'm not involved with
> their development. I will do what is necessary to achieve a good
> modern GNU/Linux SPARC JVM.
> Sunil

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