Would this system work correctly with FreeBSD 5.3 ?

Sten Spans 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:

- HTT:
   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.

Sten Spans

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