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Old 2003-08-20, 19:04   #78
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The RH one is for the Itanium... AFAIK they don't have an Opteron version out yet...
I google'd a bit:

RH's distribution is called "GinGin64" and has a status of a tech preview as it seems.

Some d/l-link can be found in this post (was too busy right now):
http://lists.leap-cf.org/pipermail/l...ay/031154.html

Here is the RH AMD64 list:
https://listman.redhat.com/archives/amd64-list/

Here some place for Debian AMD64 port infos:
http://www.jukie.net/~bart/debian/amd64/

In my opinion the best to go with is still SuSe because it has the most AMD64 experience in the professional sector.
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Old 2003-08-20, 20:54   #79
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Are we sure we want Xyzzy in charge of this computer? ;) ;)
The only tools I have around here are a hammer, some baling wire and a roll of duct tape...

Maybe I need a bigger hammer?
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Old 2003-08-20, 20:57   #80
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In my opinion the best to go with is still SuSe because it has the most AMD64 experience in the professional sector.
I've emailed Suse to ask them if they would donate a copy to our project...

http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/server/sles/amd64.html

I assume (!?) that we can just download and use, for free, a 64-bit Linux distro, but let's see if Suse replies...
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Old 2003-08-20, 21:09   #81
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The RH one is for the Itanium... RH's distribution is called "GinGin64" and has a status of a tech preview as it seems.
I'm downloading it right now... I live just a few miles away so if I can't get it this way I'll just drive on over and ask for help... :)

(Personally, I prefer RH first, then Debian and then Suse, only because I have a lot of experience with RH and Debian... I have played with Suse a bit and it is very much like RH so I figure it will be easy to learn...)

One nice thing about RH is it is very easy to do net installs... (Debian and Suse support this, too... Although I don't know if they do for the Opteron version... I frequently install all of these distros from boot floppys with no CDs...
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Old 2003-08-21, 06:37   #82
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I wish you good luck!

And you are right, SuSe distributions are freely downloadable. Only when you buy a SuSe distribution, you usually pay for the media, books and support.
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Old 2003-08-21, 07:23   #83
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Here is the download folder for SuSE's version...

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86-64/8.2-beta/

So the real question is, which one do you all want? (RH or SuSE?)

IMO, whichever has the most active developer base would be best... Also, we need to look at which tools are bundled... I have no idea what you all need other than gcc...
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Old 2003-08-21, 08:50   #84
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And you are right, SuSe distributions are freely downloadable. Only when you buy a SuSe distribution, you usually pay for the media, books and support.
A friend told me that SuSe distri's were never downloadable - except beta's as it seems.

However.. regarding www.x86-64.org's mail list SuSe seems to be more involved in the AMD64 things.

But actually the people don't need a top overall system (with stable versions of all nice and fancy tools) as long as there is a stable environment for developing and optimizing :)
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Old 2003-08-22, 17:36   #85
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$925.13 in donations... $748.33 spent... $176.80 left...

The CPU was delivered today... Check out the integrated heat spreader, the super heavy-duty heat sink, the plastic cap on the heat sink base and the number of pins! Yowza!

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron05.jpg

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron06.jpg

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron07.jpg

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron08.jpg

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron09.jpg

http://www.mersenneforum.org/jpg/opteron10.jpg

The only thing that bothers me is they give you a crappy looking sticker instead of one of those metallic foil ones...
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Old 2003-08-22, 21:13   #86
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Better not accidentally bend a pin, you'll never get it straight again ;) Too bad about the mobo rma else you'd have it up and running this weekend.
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Old 2003-08-22, 21:14   #87
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Put a few of those down pin side up and you would have a nice Addams family style bed!

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Old 2003-08-23, 08:56   #88
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That heatsink looks amazingly like a minor varient on my Coolermaster HHC-002s I use on my Tyan s2462 Thunder dualy Athlon - only chance seems to be the mounting system, from what I can see in the pics.
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