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Re: [Xen-users] xen on amd64 or intel

We have a quad core opteron system with 8GB of RAM, running Gentoo (compiled 
for 64 bit kernel and userspace) and we run a mix of 32 bit and 64 bit 

On Thursday 09 March 2006 14:02, Erik Tews wrote:
> Hi
> We would like to buy a new server-hardware for a xen-server. We are
> going to run linux as dom0 and domU. The whole server will have 4 GB of
> main memory. Do you got any suggestions if it is better to buy an
> opteron (amd64) cpu, or an intel (ia32) cpu? A opteron is much better,
> if you need more than 2 gb in the userspace, but intel has
> virtualization build into hardware.
> We currently tend to buy and amd64, has somebody an amd64 system
> running, with i386 and amd64 domU systems mixed, or does know if it is
> possible and/or stable? Is an intel cpu much faster when using
> vanderpool, then an amd64 running in 32 bit mode without any special
> hardware support?

Edward Muller
Interlix, LLC

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