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[klamman.gard@telia.com: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64]

Forwarded from the Beowulf list - anybody here got any clue?



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From: Per Lindstrom <klamman.gard@telia.com>
To: "Andrew M.A. Cater" <amacater@galactic.demon.co.uk>
Cc: beowulf@beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64
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I have experienced some problems to compile SMP support for the 
2.6.1-kernel on my Intel Xeon based workstation:
M.B: Intel SE7505VB2 ATX PCI, FSB 533MHz
Chipset: Intel 7505
CPU: 2 pcs Intel 2,8GHz Xeon, 512kB L2 cache 533FSB
RAM: 2GB DDR SDRAM PC2100 Reg ECC exp. till 8GB
Graph: GeForce FX 5200 128MB

The SMP support works fine all the way up to kernel 2.4.22 but when 
there is stop for the XEON.

The SMP support works fine for the Intel Tualatin workstation all the 
way up to kernel 2.4.24 and gives problem on 2.6.1 I have not tested to 
build a 2.6.0.

Please advice if some one have solved this problem.

Best regards
Per Lindstrom
Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:

>On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 01:39:40PM +0800, Andrew Wang wrote:
>>2.6 looks very promising, wondering when distributions
>>will include it.
>Debian unstable does today.  The new installer for the next release
>of Debian (currently Debian testing) which is in beta test may well
>include a 2.6 kernel option.
>>Also ia64 performance looks bad when compared to Xeon
>>or amd64. Intel switching to amd64 is a good choice
>Newsflash: Severe weather means Hell freezes over, preventing flying 
>pigs from taking off :)
>IIRC: Since you seem well aware of SPBS / storm - is the newest storm 
>release fully free / GPL'd such that I can use it anywhere?
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