x86_64 mail servers
gmane at tippingmar.com
Wed Feb 8 18:29:49 GMT 2006
I'm getting ready to migrate a MailScanner server to new hardware. The
new machine has an Opteron chip. Assuming I use a linux distro that
comes in both x86 and x86_64 versions, is there any reason to avoid the
x86_64 version? (I'm not asking about which distro to use!)
I'm running a similar machine as a file server using x86_64 so I am
somewhat familiar with it, but that machine uses mostly software that
came with the distro and is already compiled. The MailScanner machine
needs more third-party stuff and I wonder about the ability to obtain
and compile all those perl modules and so forth.
I've seen comments on this list that the x86_64 didn't seem to make much
difference and I admit it is simpler to use the plain x86 version, but
it bothers me a little to intentionally not use the software that is
specifically configured for the chip.
Thanks for any insights.
Tipping Mar + associates
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