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RE: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please

To: "'Chris Fanning'" <christopher.fanning@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please
From: "Dustin Henning" <Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 08:36:54 -0400
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        Don't use ASUS because "they don't support linux" and you have no
way of getting them to fix a problem you can't show them in Windows.  Heck,
in my experience, they can't fix a real problem like the one you refer to
even if you do show it to them in Linux.  Don't use Gigabyte because "they
don't support virtualization."  If you really want to be safe, you probably
need to stick with Intel, because I doubt nvidia chipsets will cut it, and I
doubt MSI will support things right either, though I have no definite
examples to reference in that case.  Surely Intel can properly implement
their standards.  The other option, of course, is to go with AMD, but I
don't recall any mention of ann IOMMU-"whatever letter it is" supporting AMD
board yet.  Unfortunately, I can't tell you any specific hardware works,
though, so  good luck with that.

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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Fanning
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 07:00
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Subject: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please

Hi all,

I'm about to by a server that will run Xen. DomU's a mostly linux but
possibly windows.
I'd like to make sure I buy 'working' hardware.

My suplier wants to sell me an ASUS P6T mother board and an Intel Core i7
-920 proccesor.
On the list I see some post about toubles with the P6T.

Any hardware recommendations please?


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