FreeBSD for intel(r) Xeon(r) Processor X5560

krad kraduk at
Thu Jul 22 10:49:14 UTC 2010

On 22 July 2010 10:17, Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole at> wrote:

> Hi,
> > Intel(r) Xeon(r) Processor X5560
> > I learned from the site that FreeBSD for ia64 is still in TIER2. Can
> > you please advise me on the below.
> For Intel Xeon, I think you want the amd64 branch. ia64 would be for
> Ithanium.
> Bests,
> Olivier
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We run 20+ large dns caches at work running on freebsd 8 (64bit) one dell
2950 with no major problems.

The CPUs are "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU            5140  @ 2.33GHz" and have 4gb
ram, so you should be fine.

Just make sure that you limit the size of the caches. I generally leave
about 512 MB for the base os and let the cache use the rest. BIND will only
use 4GB max though (32bit internal memory addressing), although that might
be per cache.

If you use views you might want to look at the attach cache feature, to
boost cache efficiency.

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