[mythtv-users] Processor Recommendations?

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Fri Feb 9 19:02:56 UTC 2007

Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
>> On 09/02/07, John Pierce <john.j35 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Screw xen. kvm is where its at, if you have support for hardware
>>>> virtualization... :)
>>>> However, fwiw, xen works WAAAAY better in RHEL5, that's where our
>>>> engineering focus has been for the most part over the past few months.
>>>> That'll trickle down to FC6 and Fedora 7 soon though. Don't know exactly
>>>> how it compares to VMWare performance.
>>> Ok, Jarod, does any Turion X2 support hardware virtualization.  I did
>>> read about the kvm bit a couple of days ago and I thought it looked
>>> promising.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD-V
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turion_64_X2
>> From the articles it appears all Turion 64 X2 processors contain the
>> AMD Virtualization Technology.
> What Nick said. Personally, I've only played with xen and kvm on Intel 
> implementations to date. I believe support for Intel hardware is more 
> mature[...]

I forgot to further qualify that... Intel x86 and x86_64 implementations 
are more mature. Intel ia64 VTi makes xen babies cry and there's no kvm 
support yet, but I'm guessing your not after an itanic. :)

/me has a 16-way itanium 2 system running both paravirt and fully virt 
xen guests here in the lab, but its far sketchier than x86/x86_64...

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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