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Trouble choosing linux architecture


I have a quad-cpu, dual core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 2.70GHz setup.

I am trying to figure out if I should use

Redhat Enterprise AMD64
Redhat Enterprise EM64
Redhat Enterprise IA64
or
Redhat Enterprise x86-64

Can someone shine some light for me on this?
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Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

My Server is a HP Proliant DL760 G2
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

IA64 is for itanium based processors. Red Hat for EMT64 or AMD64 is the same distro, so your choices really are:

IA64 - Not for your
x86 - Can be installed, 64-bit extensions not available
x86_64 - Can be installed on AMD64 or Intel EMT64
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?

Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

Ivan,

Thanks for your reply.

What I am trying to ultimately know is what is the best architecture for my CPU:
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 2.70GHz

you mentioned:
x86-64: Can be installed on AMD64 or EMT64

Is this what my chip is?
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

In short, yes.

MK
MK
David Claypool
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Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

This is definitely a 32-bit processor. See related thread at https://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1155719
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

Oops, sorry.
"Dual-core" made me ass-u-me that these CPUs would be fairly new. That hyperthreading feature makes it easy to confuse things, but I still should have checked some more.

(A big fat zero points for me from this thread, please!)

MK
MK

Re: Trouble choosing linux architecture

I would but there's no crime in assuming something that was stated in the problem description!

so 5 it is.. and thank you all for helping.
closing thread.