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Re: [Xen-users] Re:Xen with Debian Power Edge R710

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:40:08AM -0600, Nick Couchman wrote:
> Use amd64.  In Linux terms (and Xen, as well), amd64 is just a generic
> name for the 64-bit x86 platform.  AMD was either the first with it out,
> or Linux was first tested on an AMD version of the platform, so the name
> amd64 kind of stuck.  In general, Linux-based stuff labeled "amd64"
> works fine on Intel's 64-bit chips.

Debian people were told back in the days that calling the distribution "amd64" 
is stupid, but they still went for it.

While at the same time Redhat and others chose to use the name "x86_64",
which is much better..

-- Pasi
> -Nick
> >>> On 2010/03/19 at 00:53, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote: 
> > My problem is I want to install Debian on Nehalem Processor I have a
> > Dell Power Edge R710 machine to test Virtualization on it but I am
> not
> > clear with which architecture should I download the DVD is it
> AMD64,or
> > i386 since
> >  as far as I know this processor uses EMT64 instructions which are
> > similar for AMD machine also it  has Intel*  Xeon*  5500 series
> > processors I googled debian for xeon  got a link
> >
> [url]http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/ia64-or-amd64-xeon-352008/
> > [/url]
> > but this has not helped much the intel link which it redirects to
> > [url]http://developer.intel.com/technology/64bitextensions/[/url]
> > does not exists.
> > Had a look on the following link also which is relevant to my
> problem.
> > So my problem is I need to install Debian on the above machine which
> > architecture should I download the DVD for?
> > Some one who has already installed please let me know which
> > architecture have they used.
> > 
> > --
> > Tapas
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