Re: [email@example.com: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64]
On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 04:06:52PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> Forwarded from the Beowulf list - anybody here got any clue?
Umm, this is about a Xeon? That's x86, not ia64. Also, there's no
discernable information in this report.
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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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