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Subject: RE: Intel chips?
From: johill@lanl.gov (Jeff Hill)
To: "'Brian Glendenning'" <bglenden@aoc.nrao.edu>, "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 17:03:03 -0700
Brian,

> I am curious about why the non-68k posts I have seen have been about EPICS
> on PPC systems, not Intel. It seems to me that Intel might be attractive in
> that they have reasonable performance these days, and if one has some low
> performance jobs to do one could do them cheaply with, say, PC/104 based
> systems.
> 
> Is there some fundamental (endian-ness?) reason why EPICS on an Intel based
> IOC would not work well? Thanks! -

The EPICS IOC core components run on the vxWorks pc486 BSP. This allows any
generic PC to be used as an EPICS IOC. I have not tried a PC/104 system as an
EPICS IOC, but I dont see any reason why this wouldnt work. We have been using
PC based IOCs here for about a year now.

You can also run the EPICS client, server, and other support libraries on Microsoft windows 
(WIN32). A Microsoft windows host can also be used as an EPICS application 
development host (that is where I am working today as it turns out). APS has a version
of MEDM that runs under ms windows.

Jeff

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