[oclug] Linux on Opteron?
olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Tue Nov 11 11:01:06 EST 2003
On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 04:45, Hugh Campbell wrote:
> I am not aware of any 'normal' distribution available for the AMD
> Opteron (ie freely downloadable, etc).
> The M/Boards and CPU's are really not that expensive anymore
> (relatively speaking) and they apparently do give a significant boost,
> even if you are not trying to manipulate gigabyte size databases.
> However, the only distributions that I can find cost a whopping $1500
> US!!! (Mandrake and Suse). It would be great fun to experiment, but for
> that price, I will give it a miss.
According to this article [http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=4618]
posted on 2003-09-22, "Suse, Mandrake, Redhat (beta), and Gentoo" all
have support for this platform. It seems to be trade-off between cost
and headache at the time the article was written. No mention of debian
in the article--odd, considering that there has been traffic on the
debian mailing lists since (at least) April 2003.
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