Would this system work correctly with FreeBSD 5.3 ?
sten at blinkenlights.nl
Sat Jan 22 17:52:28 PST 2005
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Claus Guttesen wrote:
>> I'm buying a Quad AMD Opteron 64 bits, with 4GB
>> memory. I'd like to know
>> if FreeBSD 5.3 will support a quad-cpu system (with
>> HTT, 8) correctly,
>> without performance losses and consistent operation,
>> no crashes etc. Is
>> the 4GB memory still a problem in amd64 ?
> I have a tyan quad-opteron @ 2 Ghz with 4 GB RAM.
> Works fine, using it as a postgresql-server. Running
> 5.3-stable. Very nice hardware.
A short hardware blurp fyi:
Amd is indeed working on dual core cpu's,
samples are rumoured to be out there.
But there are rumours of heat issues and/or
socket changes. I guess we'll see later this
- Quad motherboards:
It's a shame that tyan connects all
the pci interfaces on their quad motherboard
to one cpu. The hp/compaq quad proliant has
seperate buses to two cpu's for extra bandwith.
Allthough your gameserver should mostly be cpu/memory
limited. You shouldn't need that much network/disk bandwith.
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