Thanks for the info, Charles. We're also VMS, but planning a
migration away from VMS for the very reasons that future SAS support
for VMS seems sketchy and because SAS for other platforms
(particularly Windows) offers a lot more. I'd be surprised if they
don't support Itanium since that's the 64-bit chip that's only
beginning to take a hold in the market. That's my 2-cents.
charles_s_patridge@PRODIGY.NET (Charles Patridge) wrote in message news:<200404081348.i38Dm6L15576@listserv.cc.uga.edu>...
> To ALL SAS-Lers using OpenVMS,
> We here at The Hartford met with Keith Collins yesterday and Keith Collins
> mentioned that SAS Institute would not be supporting the HP ItaniumŪ
> platform and OpenVMS in the future (not sure how far into the future) and
> this caused us a GREAT DEAL of concerned as we use and planned on
> using OPENVMS for the next 10 plus years or as long as HP/Compaq plans on
> supporting it.
> Can anyone please shed some light on this subject for me?
> That is, do you know for sure if SAS software will NOT be supported for
> OPENVMS and ItaniumŪ HP platforms and when the SAS support will be
> I have not been able to get an answer from anyone at SAS, or at least I
> have not been able to contact the right person as yet.
> It is possible Keith's statement was miscommunicated in that parts of the
> SAS system will not be supported on OpenVMS but it would be nice to get a
> very Clear and Concise Answer as to what will be supported and what will
> Not be supported, and WHEN or for how long.
> Any help would be appreciated or maybe whom should I contact at SAS
> Thanks in Advance,
> Charles Patridge