Charles, the original question in this thread was

"Is it really true that a '*Program* *Conversion*' is NOT necessary if you
are upgrading to Power6 hardware before going to *V6R1*?"

Which I read as "Can I go to Power6 with V5R4M5?" and that is the question I

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 5:49 AM, Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:21 PM, Kirk Goins<kgoins@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ken... simply answer is YES.

Simple perhaps, but also WRONG.

an upgrade to v6r1 still requires program conversion even if you're
already running power 6 hardware.

"Programs have a new format on V6R1. Therefore, programs that were
created for earlier
releases must be converted on V6R1 (or a later release) before they
can run. Similarly,
programs created on V6R1 or later releases must be converted before
they can run on V5R4
or an earlier release."

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