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Old 12-03-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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SLES 11 architecture


Does anyone know what architecture the

model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410 @ 2.33GHz

chip on a SUSE Linux Enteprise Server 11 is? My choices are

i586
x86_64
ia64
ppc64
s390

Thanks for any info.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:05 AM   #3
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x86_64
Thanks. Is this dependent on chip kernel and operating system or is it just chip dependent and the operating system and kernel has to be x86_64 also?

Thanks
 
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I'm not sure about the xeon processors, but you should be able to run either 32 or 64 bit versions of linux
 
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I'm not sure about the xeon processors, but you should be able to run either 32 or 64 bit versions of linux
Thank you. One more question. Lets say it can run either 32 or 64 bit linux. If it is running a 32 bit linux can I still install 64 bit rpms or should I install 32 bit rpms? Is my choice still X86_64 or will it be i586 or am I totally off base here and missing the point?
 
Old 12-04-2009, 08:03 AM   #6
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if you are wanting to install 32bit rpms, use the i586. If you install the 64bit distro, you will have to have it setup as multilib (running both 32 and 64 bit libraries) to use the 32bit rpms. But you should be able to get 64 bit rpms for just about any open source software for a server machine without problems.
 
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if you are wanting to install 32bit rpms, use the i586. If you install the 64bit distro, you will have to have it setup as multilib (running both 32 and 64 bit libraries) to use the 32bit rpms. But you should be able to get 64 bit rpms for just about any open source software for a server machine without problems.

It is an SLES 11 machine with 8 processors. I am not setting it up. I am just trying to figure out what SDK i can install ( i586 or i86_64). The currently installed kernel is

kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
nfs-kernel-server-1.1.3-19.1.1
kernel-default-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1

more info:

holly:~ # rpm -qi kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
Name : kernel-default Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.6.27.29 Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release : 0.1.1 Build Date: Sun Aug 16 06:20:20 2009
Install Date: Wed Aug 26 08:02:06 2009 Build Host: glinka
Group : System/Kernel Source RPM: kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1.nosrc.rpm
Size : 58079088 License: GPL v2 only
Signature : RSA/8, Sun Aug 16 06:27:30 2009, Key ID e3a5c360307e3d54
Packager : http://bugs.opensuse.org
URL : http://www.kernel.org/
Summary : The Standard Kernel
Description :
The standard kernel for both uniprocessor and multiprocessor systems.

Thanks again
 
Old 12-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #8
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oh, just type arch from the command line. That will tell you what you are currently running.

I'm not sure about how to tell if it is multilib. I would just stick with installing the x86_64 rpms

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #9
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oh, just type arch from the command line. That will tell you what you are currently running.

I'm not sure about how to tell if it is multilib. I would just stick with installing the x86_64 rpms
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