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2answers
72 views

Are AMD Opterons more reliable than AMD FX CPUs?

AMD Opteron CPUs are marketed for servers, and FX CPUs for desktops. However, both support ECC, and while only Opterons support registered RAM, the issue is unrelated to reliability. So, what makes ...
3
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2answers
121 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 ...
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2answers
519 views

Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception on HP DL360 G7

i have about every hour in IML (hplog) from HP DL360 G7 record: CRITICAL: CPU - Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception (Board 0, Processor 1, APIC ID 0x00000003, Bank 0x00000005, Status ...
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1answer
83 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
93 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
163 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 ...
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2answers
135 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
114 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
645 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
159 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
591 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
173 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 ...
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6answers
472 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 ...
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3answers
252 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
383 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" ...
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2answers
231 views

Opteron 1212 vs. Xeon 3050?

Any major reason I should chose AMD over Intel here?
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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?
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1answer
76 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 ...
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3answers
181 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
163 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
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4answers
789 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 ...
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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?
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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 ...