Originally posted by niranjan_mr
I would like to have 16GB RAM, and linux running on it, i would like to know
which Linux distribution and kernel version supports 16gb RAM, which HARDWARE , ie 32bit, or 64bit server should be employed. Please Suggest me.
Redhat Distrbution which supports 16GB RAM or any other distribution ?
Whether to use 32bit or 64 bit which support 16gb RAM.
The support is in the kernel not in the distribution
Linux kernels have 3 options regarding RAM
The option you want is "CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G"
Maybe i am wrong but a 32bit processor can access only 2^32 = 4GB memory, so you nead a 64bit processor.
The only boards i have seen that support that amount of ram is Tyan with AMD opteron. (The cost is the same as 1 ferrari though)
Why do you want so much ram ?