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nelamvr6
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Linux and Nehalem

Postby nelamvr6 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:05 am

I'm really getting excited about the new chips heading towards us quickly.

I was wondering, will the current Linux kernel be able to fully exploit the advancements found in the the Nehalems, or will it need to be optimized?

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Re: Linux and Nehalem

Postby Husse » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:31 pm

I doubt the current will handle everything if it is so "groundbreaking" as is claimed
But I'm pretty convinced that -20 will (in Felicia probably)
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Re: Linux and Nehalem

Postby nelamvr6 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:47 pm

That'll be fine with me, I wasn't planning on buying into the first iteration of Nehalem anyways, but by this time next year there should be some pretty sweet boxen in the channel...

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Re: Linux and Nehalem

Postby Husse » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:01 pm

OK - you seem to follow the advice I always give
Never buy the newest CPU, go for one or two versions back and you get much more bang for your bucks
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Re: Linux and Nehalem

Postby nelamvr6 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:48 pm

Oh yeah, that's always the way to go.

But I'm really excited anyways, these things should totally kick ass!


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