amd64 on HP Proliant DL145

Doug White dwhite at
Fri May 20 13:45:33 PDT 2005

On Fri, 20 May 2005, Affan Basalamah wrote:

> I want to know if installing amd64 version of FreeBSD on my 1-cpu HP
> Proliant DL145 will give me significant performance gain compared to
> i386 version. I would like to run IDS (snort/base) and NFSen
> ( on this box, and plan to monitor ingress
> traffic on gigeth port of catalyst 6500.
> Please tell me, is it easier for me to just install i386 on this
> DL145, or install amd64 to get better performance ? Is there any
> problem with application such as snort/base on amd64 platform ?

snort is a large amount of string analysis and the additional registers
should help significantly. It appears to work on all architectures so
there should be no problem building and running it on amd64 vs. i386.

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