Re: dell power edge
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On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 11:01:05PM +0200, Justin Hartman wrote:
> Albert Dengg wrote:
> >the 64bit mode of opterons, athlon64 and intel p4/xeon is called either
> >x86-64, amd64 or em64t...
> >either way, you have to use the amd64 flavour of images
> So as I understand it the amd64 and i386 install disks will work on a
> P4/Xeon server - correct? If this is the case which one is recommended
> amd64 or i386?
well, that depends on what you want to do...
while for some applications, the 64bit extentions can be a performance
boost, not all apps work in 64bit mode...
you can however install a 32bit chroot (there is a howto somewhere for
for a server _most likly_ everything should work in 64bit...
> I'm about to install the i386 on a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 server but now I'm
> not sure if I should/could install the i386 version or the amd64. Will
> amd64 work on the P4 chip?
it will work on all p4 chips that have "em64t" as intel calls it.
and of course there is the advantage that with 64bit, one app can access
more then 4gb of ram...
i hope it helps a bit.
Albert Dengg <email@example.com>
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