Subject: Re: Dell PowerEdge 8450
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 02/29/2004 19:31:15
In article <000001c3feb4$3962a3c0$0d00a8c0@paq5>,
Toru Nishimura <> wrote:
>On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 02:35:11 -0600 "Thomas T. Thai" <> wrote:
>> I might get a chance to load NetBSD on a Dell PowerEdge 8450 with 8 700 
>> Mhz/2Mb L2 cache Xeon. Anyone had success with such a system or similar 
>> hardware?
>> Thomas
>I have a glaring fresh Dell PowerEdge 1600SC sitting underneath a dinning table
>this moment to fulfill the server installation request from one of my
>friend.  It has two
>2.8GHz Xeon with 2GB memory, ServerWorks chipsets,  and dual Intel GbE.  I
>installed NetBSD to it to see if MP kernel was stable/useful with this hardware
>combination, and found no immediate trouble after running parallel
>./ over
>NFS mounted -current source tree.   SMP Linux kernel runs well too showing 4
>processors (2 processor x 2 thread) inside.  A lengthy booting dmesg follows;

If you make an ACPI kernel, you'll see 4 processors under netbsd too.