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[Xen-users] Hardware recommendations for XEN

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Subject: [Xen-users] Hardware recommendations for XEN
From: Dimitry Golubovsky <golubovsky@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:58:19 -0500
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I am new to this list. I am planning for hardware upgrade for a new
Linux installation, and I am planning to have it Xen-based. I am
planning to use stable Xen 2.x. This is not going to be a
hyper-performance computer, just a home computer.

So here are few questions I have:

What configurations of CPU/Motherboard/Chipset etc. are already known 
not to work, or have problems with Xen? Are there any configurations
specifically recommended for Xen? (I am going to assemble the computer
myself anyway).

Will I get any advantage from using a dual-core CPU? Hyperthreading
CPU? Intel vs. AMD vs. whatever else? If not, then perhaps I'll be
looking for older (and cheaper) CPU/motherboards.

Is it possible to use a CDRW drive for writing CDs from DomU if the
drive is on the same IDE controller as other harddrives are?

If there have already been discussions on these topics please send me links.

Please cc your replies to golubovsky@xxxxxxxxx

Thank you.

Dimitry Golubovsky

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