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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.


Frederik Schueler


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