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[Xen-users] Which do you recommend AMD or Intel for HVM?

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Subject: [Xen-users] Which do you recommend AMD or Intel for HVM?
From: "Robert Hulme" <rob@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:01:57 +0100
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Hi everyone,

We're looking at getting a / some boxen in to run Windows server in
Xen. I was wondering what thoughts / experience you guys have had with

We're also wondering if we should get the Intel or AMD chips with VT?
The Intel chips seem at first glance to be cheaper and better
performing than the AMD chips so it looks a bit like a no-brainer, but
I am aware that the memory bandwidth on the Intel chips is much worse.
Are there any benchmarks / anecdotal experiences of using either with
Xen HVM?

We're not overly concerned with the cooling / power draw aspect.

The big question for us though is the level of support for the VT in
AMD chips in Xen. I know that it hasn't been around as long, is the
HVM implementation for Intel on Xen production ready?

Thanks a lot everyone.

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