Opteron Anyone?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Feb 22 11:14:19 GMT 2005

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I can't really comment until I have tested it. The main aim of the
testing is to see the effects of network setup, local named, rbldnsd,
dccifd and so on. As the CPU gets faster, the network delays become more
and more of a problem. I want to see how the network setup can be
optimised to minimise the network delays.

Pete Russell wrote:

> Obviously you ahvent begun testing yet. But what do you hope for from 64
> bit ?
> Will this take the whole anti spam war to a tougher level, eg will
> spammer be developing more complex ways to beat MS - therefore it is
> essential that move toward 64bit?
> Love to hear what you think this will mean for mailscanner and anti spam
> (if you have time).
> Pete
> Julian Field wrote:
>> As soon as my new server arrives, I am going to be doing lots x86_64
>> testing and system optimisation. It will probably run RHEL4.
>> I've just ordered it yesterday, so first results will be in about a
>> month's time.
>> If you are running 64-bit, the RPM's should be rebuilt using the 64-bit
>> architecture. Let me know if they don't.
>> Vlad Mazek wrote:
>>> We use several opterons at ExchangeDefender.com
>>> Overall, after well over a year in production I am very satisfied.
>>> We're
>>> running it in 32bit mode with stock RHEL, I would be interested in any
>>> success stories in 64 bit mode as well as the AV vendor choice. At the
>>> time we deployed these there was nothing available in the 64bit land.
>>> -Vlad
>>> ExchangeDefender.com
>>> Mike Kercher wrote:
>>>> I'm considering building an Opteron based system running CentOS
>>>> ia64.  Is
>>>> anyone here running MailScanner/SA on a 64bit platform?  Would the
>>>> rpm's be
>>>> rebuilt using 32bit or 64bit architecture?

Julian Field
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