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Oct 24 2007   10:00AM GMT

Lawson brings 64-bit support to Unix, not i5/OS

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Lawson Software is bringing 64-bit support to HP-UX and AIX on its S3 ERP software, but i5/OS folks are going to have to wait.

Lawson has quite a few S3 software users on the System i platform, and yet it’s unclear when 64-bit support for i5/OS will be coming. The marketing director for Lawson told IT Jungle that it would come but didn’t specify when. Lawson also plans to have 64-bit support on S3 ERP software for Windows and Solaris.

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  • C. Garrett
    OK, I'm confused. The iSeries (and AS/400) have been 64bit systems for what seems to be ages. Programs compiled to run on that system is therefore 64bit software. Is Lawson compiling their code at v3r0m5 level (32 bit)? I can understand that Lawson may not have released their latest version of their ERP to the iSeries, but is the current version that old?
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  • Vince
    Yes, a program can run on a 64 bit machine when compiled, but I believe there are internal functions available in a program that's written specifically to take advantage of the 64 bit architechture. It sounds a lot like the 64 bit Windows applications, same situation. Although there are games that are now being marketed...leave it to the gamers... Dang...too bad i5 isn't a gamers platform...
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