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Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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Hi! Do I understand this

Hi!

Do I understand this correctly? These two

http://einsteinathome.org/host/1026250

http://einsteinathome.org/host/1026263

are Quad Xeon MPs as well? Have you tried to run them with Hyperthreading enabled? Well, maybe not under Windows 2000, but Linux, perhaps. Just curious .

CU

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Jim Bailey
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Yes, both of those are

Yes, both of those are running P4 Xeon MP's. I was running FAH's SMP app on them and didn't bother turning HT on when I changed back to Einstein. Four cpu's was the max you could run with the SMP app. Next time I do a reboot I'll turn HT on and give it another try. Was never all that impressed with HT. Advanced server handles up to 8 cpu's, no problem. The x255 will be running Server 2008 Enterprise, I'll try it with HT on and with it off.

For anyone interested, you can download a copy of Server 2008 from Micro$. It's good for about 9-12 months, and it's free!

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RE: ... Advanced server

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... Advanced server handles up to 8 cpu's, no problem. The x255 will be running Server 2008 Enterprise, I'll try it with HT on and with it off.

For anyone interested, you can download a copy of Server 2008 from Micro$. It's good for about 9-12 months, and it's free!


There are also various Linux distros that you can download, for better than just 'free of charge', and with no timeouts. The Linux kernel can operate on many more than just 8 CPUs/cores!!! Much more 'advanced'...

And you have a choice (perhaps too much of a choice!).

Happy crunchin',
Martin

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I know about Linux, have it

I know about Linux, have it on a dual cpu box. I'll have the time this winter to sit down and work with it. Spring, summer, and fall are my busy times. I certainly wouldn't dump the OS's I'm familiar with to load one on everything when I don't know that much about it. When I get a feel for it I'll change over, but not before.

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RE: ... I certainly

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... I certainly wouldn't dump the OS's I'm familiar with to load one on everything when I don't know that much about it. When I get a feel for it I'll change over, but not before.


Very wise.

Check out a few distros first to see what you like, or ask around as to what might fit best.

A 'fun' link to try is:

Linux Distribution Chooser

More 'fun' than 'definitive' but still a fun start...

Good luck,
Martin

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From what little time I've

From what little time I've had to play with Ubuntu it's seems to be a very solid OS. It doesn't play nice with some of my hardware, but that can be fixed. (Lucky for me, I have a closet and a large 4 drawer dresser full of parts and pieces to draw on. If it's not in there, I don't need it!) The GUI and software that came with it is excellent. I just need the time to sit down and get comfortable with the command line.

To get back on topic here, the shipping company managed to send my x255 via the "long route", by about 4000 miles. It was to be delivered yesterday, when I checked the tracking info this morning I found that it was in Portland Oregon. How nice of them! With any luck it will still be a 7U and not a 1U when it gets here!

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I also like Ubuntu quite a

I also like Ubuntu quite a lot. It's comfortable to use and really versatile, offers lots of software and good package management. So if you get along with it I can really recommend it.

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I figure that if nothing else

I figure that if nothing else it will be a good learning experience. What I would really like is a good old fashioned manual that has everything in it dealing with commands and syntax.

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I figure that if nothing else it will be a good learning experience. What I would really like is a good old fashioned manual that has everything in it dealing with commands and syntax.


In SuSE I have the old UNIX "man" command, that is to know everything about a command you type "man command".
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RE: RE: I figure that if

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I figure that if nothing else it will be a good learning experience. What I would really like is a good old fashioned manual that has everything in it dealing with commands and syntax.

In SuSE I have the old UNIX "man" command, that is to know everything about a command you type "man command".
Tullio

Many of the commands also take the --help flag.

`man` has become a good buddy of mine :)

Kathryn :o)

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