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RE: [Xen-users] CPU reccomendation?

To: "Tod Detre" <tod@xxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] CPU reccomendation?
From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 19:11:16 +0200
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> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tod Detre
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> What should I be looking for? For example, one system I'm looking at
> doesn't say anything about virtualization for the 
> motherboard. Here is a
> link to the motherboard included in it. Is there something I'm missing
> on that page?
> http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/Opteron/HT1000/H8SSL-i.cfm

That is an old Socket 940 motherboard, so it wouldn't take the Socket F
processor that you need for the virtualization to work. You'd need a
motherboard with either Socket F or Socket AM2 (or whatever the mobile
socket is called). 

There probably won't be any mention on the motherboard specs to say
virtualization in the AMD case, as it's really nothing to do with the
motherboard - it's all built into the processor. But you need the latest
revision of processor, which has the latest memory controller supporting
DDR2. So if the motherboard supports DDR2, it also supports the
Virtualization enabled processor. 

> > I'm just starting to experiment with a T7200 dual core. As 
> you research,
> > make sure that the motherboard and BIOS also support virtualization.
> > Lots of reports of disappointed folks where VT (or the AMD 
> equivalent)
> > has been disabled in one or the other, even with a VT CPU.
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