Running AIX on Microsoft Windows / Intel plateform ?

Is it possible to run IBM AIX OS on Intel/Msft_windows plateform? If it is possible, what third party application need to install on windows in order to run AIX?

Please advise.
joehuangAsked:
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griesshCommented:
Hi joehuang,

Sorry, that is not possible.

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wesly_chenCommented:
Mission impossible.
Because AIX doesn't support Intel architecture.

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gheistCommented:
As first effort you will need to discuss such idea with your IBM sales representative... (30pt answer)

It is possible to put together gcc cross-compiler to make AIX software on any platform where gcc runs, but this is highly above 500pts. (50pt answer)
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griesshCommented:
He is actually looking for a layer on top of the Intel system in order to run AIX itself :-)
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wesly_chenCommented:
>  a layer on top of the Intel system in order to run AIX itself
The bottleneck is that AIX doesn't support Intel architecture.
So far there is no AIX-x86 version....

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joehuangAuthor Commented:
How ablout VMWARE and Microsoft Viutual PC, Mircosoft Virtual Server?
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wesly_chenCommented:
I've checked VMware when I read your question first time.
Unfornately, there do not support AIX. The reason is still the same: AIX doesn't support Intel architecture.
VMware is based on Intel architecture. Same thing to Mircosoft Virtual PC.

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griesshCommented:
joehuang

Just trust me, there is no way to run AIX 'directly' on a Intel platform; there is no emulator that will allow you to run on a 'virtual' PPC.
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