FreeBSD 7.0: which distribution

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Dec 2 10:19:34 PST 2008

Pieter Donche wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Ebbe Hjorth wrote:
>> Hi,
>> All new XEON cpus are 64-bit spo use the 64 bit freebsd version.
> So this would point to "ia64" distribution?
> But clicking op - Hardware notes/View
> tells for ia64: Currently supported processors are Itanium and Itanium2
> There nothing about Intel XEON ??

No -- ia64 is the Itanium chip.  Use amd64 for Xeons -- it covers all recent
multi-core Intel chips as well as the AMD 64bit processors.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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