Re: experiences with Dell PowerEdge1850 or PE2850
On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 12:13:12PM +1000, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> My questions are these:
> * can these run ia32 binaries without modification (a la AMD opteron)?
Yes, of course. You can run a 32/32bit kernel/userland, 64/32 or 64/64
like on k8 systems.
> * I understand there is some support for them appearing through the
> amd64-xeon subarch; am I right in assuming this for a "pure64"
> execution environment?
The kernel-flavour will be renamed to em64t-p4 and em64t-p4-smp in the
next kernel images release, but yes actually this is the correct kernel
to run on this box if you want 64bit support.
> I did look in the list archives, but I couldn't see these particular
> machines discussed.