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Re: [SLE] Linux on dual Intel Xenon systems
On Thursday 24 May 2001 05:02 pm, Alex Daniloff wrote:
> Hello,
> What kind of MB, RAM and HDs are in your dual PII/450 system.
> Evidently, something, possibly HD speed, is bottlenecking your system
> performance. If you have IDE HD did you try to adjust its performance with
> hdparm?
> I'm running dual PII/400 system on ASUS P2B-DS MB with all SCSI WD LVD 80
> MB/sec U/2 HDs, 512 MB SDRAM for over three years 24x7 without any sign of
> trouble.
> It takes me about four and a half minutes to compile 2.2.4 kernel on this
> system. Although, it has an older 100 MHz FSB.
> I assume that the speed of kernel compilation has not much to do with the
> speed of the processors. Since CPU frequency is much greater than the
> frequency of PCI bus, CPU is idling most of the time. So, it has nothing to
> do with Pentium or Athlon processor choice in general.
> Regards.
> Alex
>
> > I went Athlon Thunderbird with 1.33Ghz... I have absolutely nothing bad
> > to say about it. It has worked flawlessly for the last 3 or 4 weeks that
> > I've had it, and I've had no "weirdness" at all. Unlike my dual PII/450
> > based system, that is... I had nothing but troubles with that one.
> >
> > Just to give you an idea of the speed increase, my dual PII/450 system
> > with 512MB of RAM would take 15 minutes to compile the linux kernel +
> > modules.
> >
> > My new system Athlon/1.33Ghz + 512MB of RAM takes just over 4 minutes.
> > The speed increase is astounding!
> >
> > Have a great day, and save yourself some money -- go Athlon! :-)
> >
> > -Steven
> >
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The problem with the system was the revision of the motherboard. The mobo was
a Tyan Tiger 133, and was an early revision -- so we have RMA'd it and should
be getting a better running board shortly.

Take care,
Steven

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