3
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2answers
65 views

Intel Xeon E7-4807 vs Intel Xeon X5690

We replaced our main line of business server with a new one. The old server had dual Xeon X5690s in it (2 generation old chip), the new server has quad Xeon E7-4807s. We expect processor performance ...
4
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1answer
71 views

Should APIC be used on VMs?

I'm provisioning some VMware and Virtualbox VMs, both 32 and 64 bit and all my boot commands start with /install/vmlinuz noapic. Searching for information about APIC etc. around the web doesn't give ...
3
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1answer
76 views

Investigating a potential CPU failure

On a Ubuntu server that I am using for computations I have recently observed that some CPU extensive programs (GUROBI,CPLEX) often segfault. Being in correspondence with tech support of the ...
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2answers
143 views

How do power consumption and size-of-smallest-feature matter when buying a processor? [closed]

Background: I am shopping for processors to build a server on Newegg. The first bullet point on each processor displays the size of the chip in nm and its wattage. Why? I am looking at the number ...
1
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2answers
120 views

CPU Cooling with Heatsinks [closed]

I've constructed a server that uses 2 Xeon E5-2620 CPUs and per Intel's recommendation I'm in the process of ordering heatsinks for each and I'm slightly concerned about thermal management. The case ...
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1answer
113 views

Is PostgreSQL database optimised for any particular CPU? [closed]

This question may sound strange, but some CPU have instruction sets for virtualisation technologies, while some non-related software can use those sets, or even GPU to improve their performance. So, ...
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2answers
542 views

Replace CPU of HP server

Suppose we have a problem with a processor or would like to replace to a more powerful one. Is it possible? I found one article that explain the process for DL385 but not sure if this is only for a ...
3
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1answer
153 views

Why do server vendors always ship them with disabled hardware virtualization support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling hardware virtualisation BIOS; anything to beware? This, which seem to be common practice for all hardware vendors, has been bugging me for a while: why is ...
3
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3answers
495 views

Best orientation for CPU blower/cooler in 1U chassis

I'm putting together a 1U rackmounted PC. I have a blower cooler for the CPU, but the chassis has no fans at all. What would be the correct way to orientate the CPU cooler? With the air blowing in ...
2
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3answers
164 views

Are there any good (hopefully free) hardware diagnostic utilities available?

A diag utility that runs from CD or USB would be my preference. I'm having some trouble with a desktop PC that I support, and I haven't been able to figure out what is going on with it. I used ...
1
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6answers
441 views

can I install two slightly different CPUs in one system?

I have two slightly different DELL 670 machines. A machine has one Intel Xeon 3.4GHz 800MHz 2MB L2 Cache CPU. B machine has two Intel Xeon 3.0GHz 800MHz 1MB L2 Cache CPUs. I plan to use machine A and ...
1
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3answers
249 views

Hardware comparison : P4 2,8HT or Atom dual core 2 x 2(HT) x 1,66 Ghz

i have a dedicated server (on which <10 websites from 10 visitors to 500 visitors per day) : PIV 2,8HT 2Go RAM 1x80 Go SATA 100 Mbs mutualized / 10 Mbs dedicated for the same price I ...
1
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4answers
379 views

“Server” CPUs vs regular for mid size server needs

What is the value to use a "server" CPU versus a regular variety( eg. Intel E5500 series vs. i5, or i7)- I'm not asking for these specifically, just why would I buy a "server" CPU and a "Server" ...
1
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2answers
230 views

Opteron 1212 vs. Xeon 3050?

Any major reason I should chose AMD over Intel here?
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Which is the better chip, the Opteron 270, or the Opteron 1212?

I tried looking at the specs but they seem very similar, and I'm not sure which is the more powerful or feature rich chip?
2
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1answer
75 views

Output the number of cores and speed of a server?

I have access to another college's standalone server and am running several experiments on it. However, I don't know how many cores or the speed of the cores in the machine. Is there a way to get that ...
0
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3answers
177 views

How to know the number of CPUs and spec for each CPU/Core in Ubuntu Karmic?

How to know the number of CPUs and spec for each CPU/Core in Ubuntu Karmic?
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2answers
159 views

Multi slot CPU mainboard running Linux

Soon we will receive a 2-CPU mainboard with 2 Quad-Core Xeons on it. We have also a GNU system with Linux kernel (preconfigured). Currently, this Linux runs on a multi-core 1-CPU (Quad Core). My ...
2
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1answer
735 views

Recommend openSolaris file server hardware [closed]

On the SUN communityONE video they show a demo of openSolaris running on pretty beefy hardware, and the test I did in a VM (virtualbox) was definitely a hog resource-wise. My questions are regarding ...
5
votes
4answers
788 views

Which CPU configuration for new servers (IIS7 / Windows Server 2008)?

I have a certain budget for ordering a couple of new servers from a vendor. The new servers will run Windows Server 2008/IIS 7 with a lot of web sites (ASP.NET and classic ASP). They don't have to ...
1
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7answers
5k views

Which CPUs support VT-x?

I did some searches, but I was unable to find a list of which CPU models support VT-x and which do not. Where can I find such a list?
8
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8answers
3k views

How to correctly apply thermal compound to the CPU?

Every now and then I have to work with hardware, be it assembling a new box, or just cleaning it a little bit, and I always have this question: how should I apply the thermal compound to the CPU? When ...
3
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4answers
8k views

Do I have a bad motherboard or a bad CPU? (STOP 0x00000101 and 0x00000124) [closed]

I just built a new system and I'm getting very frequent STOP errors. The STOP errors I've hard are 0x00000101 and 0x00000124, which are both Machine Check Exceptions. I know that I have a hardware ...