Bob Cochran wrote:
> I want to build a new computer system that features dual processors, a
> lot of memory, and is able to run Xen virtualization. Install Fedora and
> Xen as the host on such a machine, and then start running a variety of
> other operating systems as virtual machines.
> What dual processor hardware configurations work well with Xen? For
> example will any Supermicro brand dual processor motherboard be hardware
> compatible with Xen? I am thinking of Supermicro boards with Xeon
> processors. Or is there a better brand of motherboard?
With 2-4-6 core CPUs out there, do you really need that level of cost
and complexity? I run an x58 ASUS Sabertooth board with i7-950 CPU and
24GB ram, and it seems up to most of what I even plan to do. With eight
threads I can handle lots of VMs, although I am running most with KVM
rather than xen. Newer boards will go to six (hyperthreaded) cores, but
I believe only support four sticks of mempry.
We are not out of the woods yet, but we know the direction and have
taken the first step. The steps are many, but finite in number, and if
we persevere we will reach our destination. -me, 2010
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