[CentOS] Centos and Dual Core Opteron in a Tyan Mobo

C.. Scott Heisler Scott.Heisler at huntleighusa.com
Sat May 13 06:18:22 UTC 2006

I'm not sure how many users you plan on serving with that Asterisk box... that does seem like a bit of overkill though.  I've read where a couple of hundred users are served quite well with a 1ghz CPU and a gig of RAM (single CPU).
CentOS has a 64bit edition for the AMD CPU.  Dual-Core does not require anything special from the OS, no more that Hyperthreading did.  The OS just sees 2 CPUs per DIE.  So, the OS will see 4 CPUs.  The only issue you will need to deal with is the 64-bit compatibilities.  I've played with the 64-bit versions and you may run into some compatibility issues for software not specifically compiled for 64-bit and have to re-compile rather than use the binaries or straight RPMs.

----- Original Message -----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org on behalf of Erick Perez 
Sent: Sat, 5/13/2006 12:21am
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Subject: [CentOS] Centos and Dual Core Opteron in a Tyan Mobo 
Hi folks, an Asterisk (www.asterisk.org) box will be built with the
following specs and I wanted to know if CENTOS has a built
process/config/parameter/special distro to target the AMD Opteron Dual
Core plataform:

2 amd opteron 265 dual core 1.8 Ghz 2mb l2 cache
2x1024 ocz c2-6400 dual channel gold GX XTC
2 Seagate 16mb cache 300 GB barracuda 7200 drives
another 2 Seagate 500 GB 16mb cache baracuda ata 7200 drives
lite on dual layer lightscribe 16x dvd+rw/rw x48 drive
4 port Sata Raid controller
raid - 10
2 gigabit E broadcom 10/100/100 GBE lan controller
Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) motherboard or Tyan motherboards with
ServerWorks BCM5785 Chipset (or similar from Tyan only)

All your comments will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Erick Perez
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