Skip to comments.AMD Shanghai Opteron CPUs On Linux
Posted on 01/05/2009 9:01:29 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Last quarter AMD
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Highly unfortunate that they didn’t include a quad-core Intel CPU in the mix.
The new AMD CPUs look promising though, competition is always good.
Looks good, but not a huge improvement. Phenom II will be released soon. Should have similar improvements?
the desktop part, the "Phenom II", launches....maybe it is the 10th of January...Hmmm...no that would be a Saturday...
I would think so....but as always.....it all depends on your instruction mix...
Linux is certainly available on many new models of PCs here in Shanghai; seems to be gaining popularity.
Our 17 year old son just bought himself a new Acer notebook with nothing on it and installed Linux on it himself. Appears to be working great. Worked wonderfully on 1G of RAM and he then upgraded to 3G and the thing really flies. The graphics are tremendous!
I may dump my MS and let him load Linux on my units.
...like wireless,..sound,..graphics...that is a usual problem area,....and it varies by which distro is used,....
It installed without a hitch, I was very impressed.
A recently revealed slide showing AMDs CPU roadmap indicates that the Sunnyvale-based chip maker is bound to release its first 45nm-manufactured quad-core Phenom processors as soon as January 2009. The slide appears to confirm recent rumors, according to which AMD plans to release the first 45nm desktop processors, codenamed Deneb, at next years CES show, which will debut on January 8.
Of course you've got to have a server out there to talk to.
Typing this on a 4 Core Phenom 9950 as we speak. You know, gotta have 1.21 Yottaflops to keep up with my sizzling typing.
Just got a new Thinkpad, T61. I'm going to install Windows Vista (came with the laptop) as a guest OS under SuSE's Xen virtual machine server. Just to do it, haven't really had the need to run Windows for many years now. No more dual booting. Just call up and load Windows in a window.
New processors (Intel & AMD) have virtualization technology built in, so an unmodified guest OS' can be installed. But if you don't "need" Windows, Linux Rocks! So go for it.
Oh, BTW the “Krap” wasn’t to indicate that I didn’t believe you, just frustration that you could get it working and I couldn’t.
I just upgraded from 512K RAM to 2GB on a P4 Toshiba running Ubuntu Intrepid, and performance increased nicely.
The graphics are tremendous!
IMHO Compiz Fusion is the bee's knees.
Yeah, I figured that out. Well I was somewhat surprised. I had gotten into Linux about 6 years ago, and back then, because I liked doing things the hard(er) way, I got into Gentoo Linux. Compiled from the ground up, three systems, and never got them running quite perfectly. They were fast though and usable. Got away from Linux, then decided to see if they had caught up in installation ease. Mandrake didn't fly, but Ubuntu was flawless for me on two machines that even Windows had problems installing on.
Sorry it didn't work out for you! Truth is, I am still using Windows XP for my computing. It works for me.
I’ve been pretty happy with Sabayon...which is a full Boat Gentoo based system....just download via torrent ....runs great on my 9500 phenom quad...no idea of how it works on a Laptop....though.
I refuse to use any distro that doesn’t have compize set up for me....Linux Mint and Sabayon ...are my choice.
Yeah, I was just kidding about the typing. I do a lot of other stuff where the extra speed relieves a lot of frustration and boredom.
Yes, considering that most of the features making current Intel chips great were pioneered by AMD.
Warning....slow download.....of streaming....
Freescale Semiconductor is expected to launch new silicon for Netbooks--devices that it believes will come in below $200--at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.
The ARM chip architecture-based i.MX51 processor is designed to enable "low-power, gigahertz performance netbooks at sub-$200 price points," according to Freescale, formerly Motorola's chipmaking arm.
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