Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks(a)rogers.com> wrote:
As far as the CPU instruction set is concerned Athlon64 and Opteron
are identical as they are both AMD64 processors.
Good to know. :)
At some point in the future there likely will be an AMD64 version of
RHLP, as the community will likely build it if necessary. However
this won't happen in time for the release of Red Hat 10 given that
Athlon64 is not yet available, and reportedly won't be available in
volume for many months yet.
Oh sure, I didn't think it would be for 10. :) I'm asking in general. :)
However the normal version of Red Hat 9/10/etc. will work fine on an
Athlon64 machine albeit without support for the new features of the
AMD64 architecture (no 64bit stuff, no additional registers, etc).
Ah, okay, so that should be the same for any distro, really. Good good.
Hardware isn't my specialty, can you tell? :)
"Mike A. Harris" <mharris(a)redhat.com> wrote:
It's unknown at this point in time wether or not an official
AMD64 release will be done for the RHLP. That is yet to be
I expect I'll see something related to this asked in the next demo RHN
survey then. :)
On a personal note however, if an official release doesn't occur,
I will be volunteering personal time to work on a community
driven release along with other interested parties if possible.
Once the Athlon 64 consumer chip becomes available, I believe
that there will definitely be a quickly forming enthusiast
community for this new chip, and I know what OS I'd like to see
people running on it. ;o)
Oh yes. I'm sure I won't be the only one salivating. :)
Of course this is all just personal speculation of my own, and I
do not speak for Red Hat in any way.
Dee-Ann LeBlanc, RHCE
Lots of things Linux