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[Xen-users] Intel shipping hardware VM CPU's already... more coming Dece

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Subject: [Xen-users] Intel shipping hardware VM CPU's already... more coming December 27 2005 65nm
From: Art Arica3D <nikicart@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:06:05 -0800
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Looks like a Happy New Year is coming for running Windows on Xen!

As discussed recently in this thread:

Dell has been shipping Xeon server CPUs that support VT.  I was
tempted to order, but the noise, heat, and power consumption is too

The BIG NEWS is that next week desktop single and dual core CPUs are
supposed to be available.  The Intel Pentium D 9xx (65nm) series is
supposed to be available on December 27, 2005 and rumors say that the
new laptop chipset could be announced at CES in Vegas (January 6,
2006)... with some vendors ready to ship very soon.

Here is a thread I started on Tom's Hardware forums to try and track
down resellers who will be the first to ship the new CPU's: 

The Intel 955X Chipset is supposed to support the new chips, and Abit
already has a motherboard with a BIOS update (2 days ago) that says it
supports the new chips.

This is an exciting time for Xen!

Ok, so how pratical is it to run Windows XP under VT?  Can you use
standard ATI or Nvidia drivers on a Intel 955X chipset motherboard
(PCI Express, not AGP)?  What about audio drivers?

  Stephen Gutknecht

P.S.  I have no association with any of the vendors... resellers or
chip producers.  I just want to get in on VT early.

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