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How exactly does a x86 server work?

 
Coldwove
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How exactly does a x86 server work?

Hi, Some of hp's server line such as the DL980G7 is called a X86 server, I used to think that X86 is 32bits which would mean that the server can not take more than 3.something GB of ram but the DL980G7 can take like 2TB or something so that makes me confused as normally for 4gb or more you need a X64 bit Operating system, so why is it called a x86 server, can you run x64 bit aplication, if not is it beacause the server has 8 cpu's? sorry if my english isn't too good, thanks in advance for any help Alex
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Jimmy Vance
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Re: How exactly does a x86 server work?

This wikipedia entry should answer all your questions

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86

 

 




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Torsten.
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Re: How exactly does a x86 server work?

x86 is just used as a synonym for the CPU family (to differentiate from other CPU families like PA-RISC, Itanium II, etc ), for processor details see

 

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04128191


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Coldwove
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Re: How exactly does a x86 server work?

Thanks guys for the help!