Intel Quad Zeon E5335 64bit processor?

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue May 8 21:05:55 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 08 May 2007 01:00:34 pm Lewis Joshua wrote:
> I wanted to run FreeBSD on a Dell PowerEdge 2900. It is running a  
> quad Zeon.
> Bellow is a clip from dmesg and I wanted to make sure I installed the  
> correct FreeBSD version to support this system. I downloaded the  
> AMD64 architecture version of FreeBSD. Did I choose the correct ISO  
> to install on this server?
> If so is there a central location or a good place to start reading  
> about 64 bit processors so I can run this efficiently?
> Also why does the first CPU show up as BSP and the rest show AP. What  
> does BSP and AP mean?

BSP == "Boot System Processor", aka the CPU that actually booted the system
AP == "Application Processor", i.e. all the other CPUs

John Baldwin

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