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newbie questions for amd64

So my cpu fan stopped and my system fried and I'm contemplating
buying an opteron as a desktop with the idea of benchmarking some of our
applications prior to purchasing nodes for a Beowulf. I have some
general questions.

1. Is there a debian build for the amd64 system that is reasonably
1a. If not, is there a rough estimate of when that would be ready?

2. What is the difference between the athlon-64 and opteron cpu's
2a. Any opinions about which is the better cpu for scientific
(electronic structure) applications?

Thanks in advance.

Art Edwards

On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:40:01AM +0800, David Palmer. wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 07:40, Harcort Fenton Mudd wrote:
> > At an opteron presentation, AMD said that "Debian was doing some wierd
> > things." with the AMD-64 distribution. Are you doing things differently
> > than Red Hat did?
> > 
> > Art Edwards
> > 
> Yes we are radically different to Red Hat here.
> We are here for the duration, and have no ambition whatsoever of
> becoming a Linux version of Microsoft.
> If this is to be classified as 'wierd', so be it.
> In a world where normality appears to me to be the height of insanity, I
> will be content with that.
> If you find that this answer is not specific enough, I can only plead
> that your question is far too vague to be able to provide anything else.
> Regards,
> David.
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