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gabegreen@gmail.com
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      08-04-2006
Hello,

I am evaluating both the sun fire x4200/x4500 and comparable offerings
from IBM. I was told that there have been compatibility issues between
AMD's x64 CPUs and Win2k3. Also I was told there have been
compatibility issues between Sun's SAS driver's and Win2k3. Has anyone
experienced any problems at all?

Thanks much,
Gabe

 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      08-04-2006
There are zero compatibility issues with AMD x64 CPUs. Most of us here are
running exactly that.

That being said, I have no knowledge about Sun's implementation of SAS, or
which drivers it requires or whether Sun provides those drivers.

Also, to be clear - there are both 32-bit and 64-bit implementations of
Windows Server 2003 SP1 that can run on AMD x64 CPUs. You need to make a
decision which you'll use, and then make sure you have the necessary drivers
to support it.


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http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am evaluating both the sun fire x4200/x4500 and comparable offerings
> from IBM. I was told that there have been compatibility issues between
> AMD's x64 CPUs and Win2k3. Also I was told there have been
> compatibility issues between Sun's SAS driver's and Win2k3. Has anyone
> experienced any problems at all?
>
> Thanks much,
> Gabe



 
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Martin S.
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      08-04-2006
Running Intel x64 here, had nothing but problems with AMD x64.....



"Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:ulbxut%(E-Mail Removed)...
> There are zero compatibility issues with AMD x64 CPUs. Most of us here are
> running exactly that.
>
> That being said, I have no knowledge about Sun's implementation of SAS, or
> which drivers it requires or whether Sun provides those drivers.
>
> Also, to be clear - there are both 32-bit and 64-bit implementations of
> Windows Server 2003 SP1 that can run on AMD x64 CPUs. You need to make a
> decision which you'll use, and then make sure you have the necessary
> drivers to support it.
>
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>
>
> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am evaluating both the sun fire x4200/x4500 and comparable offerings
>> from IBM. I was told that there have been compatibility issues between
>> AMD's x64 CPUs and Win2k3. Also I was told there have been
>> compatibility issues between Sun's SAS driver's and Win2k3. Has anyone
>> experienced any problems at all?
>>
>> Thanks much,
>> Gabe

>
>



 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      08-04-2006
Running both here. I've had some problems, but none of them have been the
CPU. And they haven't been specific to either brand.

It's important to realize that the architecture is AMD's invention. The
Intel is just a clone of the AMD. (and yes, it's all derived from earlier
x86 processors.) If Intel had had their way, we'd be using Itaniums.


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http://msmvps.com/xperts64


Martin S. wrote:
> Running Intel x64 here, had nothing but problems with AMD x64.....
>
>
>
> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:ulbxut%(E-Mail Removed)...
>> There are zero compatibility issues with AMD x64 CPUs. Most of us here
>> are running exactly that.
>>
>> That being said, I have no knowledge about Sun's implementation of SAS,
>> or which drivers it requires or whether Sun provides those drivers.
>>
>> Also, to be clear - there are both 32-bit and 64-bit implementations of
>> Windows Server 2003 SP1 that can run on AMD x64 CPUs. You need to make a
>> decision which you'll use, and then make sure you have the necessary
>> drivers to support it.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Charlie.
>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>>
>>
>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am evaluating both the sun fire x4200/x4500 and comparable offerings
>>> from IBM. I was told that there have been compatibility issues between
>>> AMD's x64 CPUs and Win2k3. Also I was told there have been
>>> compatibility issues between Sun's SAS driver's and Win2k3. Has anyone
>>> experienced any problems at all?
>>>
>>> Thanks much,
>>> Gabe



 
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