Re: Dupal Opteron on Sarge
can you be more specific please ?
What do you intend to do with the server (Web,DB,DTP ;=) etc.) ?
If you consider running MySQL on the Opteron then you are in VERY good
hands *consult the mysql mailing list. There is enough info to keep you
reading for a month or so.
If you want to do DTP than you just wasted your money ;-).
In order to give a better answer you should consider giving MUCH more
details (MB, Memory HDD interface etc).
F.e. I am using some of the the Tyan S2882UG3NR with 2-6GB Memory.
Which probably brings us to the next question.
Which HDD interface will you be using ?
Note that almost all Sata controllers are software based *except 3Com +
(one more I forgot).
This means that you will basically use the opensource driver when you
I also tried Suse 9.2 *which is know a bit dated, which basically gave me
the best performance so far.
However for other reasons I decided that Debian is better for my needs and
future compatibility *ugrading etc.
If you are just after speed & power you may as well decide to wait for the
dual core CPUs to arrive.
One thing that is commonly reported and that I can also confirm is that
the workload on Opteron systems is usually quite low, even when running a
few tasks in the background. This is why Hosting companies like opteron
I hope that I could make a few valid points which can help you make a
decision. If you can give a few more details than I might be able to make
a more specific reply.
You may also be interested in some of my private scriples & notes which
are publicly available:
>>Choose "AMD Opteron 64 bit"
>>Page seems to be empty, so from the dropdown menu choose "From the
You should get some installation descriptons for Opteron based systems.
There used to be more info, however a harddisc crash sorted that out ;-).
I am still rebuilding the site.
Tokyo / Japan
> I'm thinking about purchasing a dual Opteron server to run on Sarge.
> This is only my second server purchase. My first server runs Debian
> Woody on a single Petium 4, 2.8 GHz.
> Can someone give me an idea of what kind of performance gain I would
> see? I've tried hunting around for benchmark comparisons but haven't
> had success finding any because the processors target much different
> Now for a more Debian specific question. I read the AMD 64 how-to at
> They talk about "the quick way" of running 32-bit binaries on a 64
> bit system and installing a "Debian IA32 chroot system."
> Can someone tell me why I would do one over the other?
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