[bf1942] AMD FPO
MMmmGood at cox.net
Sun Sep 21 02:34:07 EDT 2003
I agree with you on the SMP build Troy, however most of our BF boxes are
dual CPUs, as we can run multiple BF servers per box ( 5 in the highest
case ) so it wouldnt be too useless here.
I've always been a fan of Intel, just the fact alone that they are easier to
maintain ( had two dual amd's fail on us and not a single xeon so far ) says
it all for me. I just wanted to try something different, see how it went as
far as the Linux BF server went versus Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Chinnery" <t_chinnery at iprimus.com.au>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] AMD FPO
> An SMP build would be useless if the server is single-threaded however,
> most servers are (single threaded).
> Personally, I would go with the P4 (I'm not an Intel zealot either). In my
> (albiet limited) experience with running game servers, I find the P4s to
> easier to maintain. And due to HTT you can run an SMP kernel too iirc.
> Jon Wolberg wrote:
> > Troy-
> > Thanks for the great info. It would be very nice to have a SMP
> > for the server since the windows one isnt smp-aware, but that would mean
> > lot more work for Andreas, so I dont think it'll happen. I was just
> > to get an idea of what HW to use for our linux testbed, a P4 3.0C or a
> > AthlonXP 3000.
> > Jon
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Troy Chinnery" <t_chinnery at iprimus.com.au>
> > To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 9:21 PM
> > Subject: Re: [bf1942] AMD FPO
> >>Jon, I'm pretty sure than an SSE2 optimised build running on a P4 would
> > easily
> >>beat an SSE optimised build running on an Athlon-XP. Needless to say
> > however,
> >>I doubt very much they will release several different builds. I think
> > best
> >>we could hope for would be maybe an i686 build in addition to the
> >>i386 build. (Maybe a build for SMP too? How many threads does the server
> >>actually have? Only 1?)
> >>Though I do agree heartily that it would be nice to have an Athlon-XP
> > build as
> >>well as a P4 build. This probably wouldn't annoy anyone because 99% of
> > people
> >>wouldn't run this kind of server on a lesser CPU. But there are many
> >>variations of these chips also.
> >>Jon Wolberg wrote:
> >>>Hey All-
> >>> I dont know if this has been asked/answered before, but is the
> >>>linuxded optomized to take advantage of the higher FPO output of AMD
> >>>chips over Intel? Has anyone done any testing at all on AMD vs. Intel
> >>>with the linuxded?
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