Thursday Mar 27, 2008

Dual Core hits home server

I bit the bullet and bought a new CPU for the home server. It now has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2 2.6GHz Energy Efficient L2 1MB (2x512KB):

: pearson FSS 2 $; /usr/sbin/psrinfo -v
Status of virtual processor 0 as of: 03/27/2008 08:00:38
  on-line since 03/27/2008 07:47:52.
  The i386 processor operates at 2600 MHz,
        and has an i387 compatible floating point processor.
Status of virtual processor 1 as of: 03/27/2008 08:00:38
  on-line since 03/27/2008 07:48:00.
  The i386 processor operates at 2600 MHz,
        and has an i387 compatible floating point processor.
: pearson FSS 3 $; 

So far so good. Obviously power now no longer works so this is running at full power all the time, which is less than ideal but the performance should be and so far is considerably better than the single 2.2GHz CPU it replaces.

With the exception of PowerNow which is not supported on this Dual Core CPU, Solaris works flawlessly as expected.

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