Which install ?
darryl at osborne-ind.com
Mon Mar 9 13:18:10 PDT 2009
To: Michael Powell
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Which install ?
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 02:15:25PM -0400, Michael Powell wrote:
> Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 11:25:06AM -0500, Darryl Hoar wrote:
> >> Greetings,
> >> I just purchased an older rack mounted supermicro server. It is
> >> CentOS, but I want to install Freebsd on it.
> >> The server has (2) Xeon processors. Which download should I use ?
> >> ???
> > If it is an older server then i386 is probably the right version to use.
> > The recent processors from Intel that use the 'Xeon' name also support
> > amd64, but older ones did not.
> If memory serves, the first Xeon to be 64 bit was the Nocona. Xeons prior
> that were 32 bit and came in OLGA 603 sockets. In early 2001 they were 1.4
> to 1.7GHz units, and later that year the speeds ramped up.
> There have been many 'Xeon' processors before that. The first ones were
> Pentium II Xeon for Slot 2 and ran at a most impressive 400 MHz. There
> been many variants after that using Slot 2, Socket 603, Socket 604,
> Socket 775, Socket 771, and probably some more socket type which I have
> missed. The Slot 2 and Socket 603 models do not have 64-bit support. Some
> of the Socket 604 models have 64-bit support, while I believe all the
> 775 and Socket 771 models have 64-bit support.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Xeon_microprocessors for
> looks like a fairly complete list of them all, which should illustrate
> fairly well why it is pretty much meaningless to just say that you have
> a 'Xeon' processor.
> Erik Trulsson
> ertr1013 at student.uu.se
After looking at the referenced wiki and my system, I believe I have a
SuperServer 6012L-6. It has (2) Xeon 512K L2 "Prestonia" processors. They
Installed in a P4DLR+ motherboard which has 603 pin sockets.
>From this, I believe I should install the i386 version of Freebsd. Do I
do anything to enable multi-processors in Freebsd ?
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