[Beowulf] Advantage to compiling RHEL 5 with opteron option?

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Sep 26 19:41:20 PDT 2007

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Jeremy Fleming wrote:

> Anyone know if there is any advantage to recompiling the default
> RHEL 5 kernel to include the "Opteron" config option on a quad
> processor opteron machine?

It may well be worth your while moving to the current kernel from the 
RHEL one (, we've seen improvements with dual core Opterons 
using recent kernels over the standard RHEL5 ones.

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