New server advice - quad core any special settings needed?

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at
Wed Aug 29 00:46:32 BST 2007

On 28/08/07, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, Krsnendu dasa wrote:
> > > 64-bit edubuntu should probably give you better performance, but if
> you
> > > need flash and java, you're probably better off using 32-bit with the
> > > server kernel to give you use of the full available RAM.
> >
> > Do you have to choose SMP option or anything like that to take
> > advantage of the quad cores?
> My understanding it that you just have to have an SMP-enabled kernel to
> use
> all cores.  As multicore cpus are so common now, the "-generic-" kernel
> installed by default is SMP-enabled as far as I know.  There are
> "-server-"
> and "-server-bigiron-" kernels available, which give you some extra
> abilities like being able to use large amounts of RAM (more than about 3GB
> on a 32-bit machine/kernel), etc.  You should probably only use those if
> you need them though.

I'll be starting with 4 GB of RAM, (possibly increasing it in future.) Which
kernel should I use?
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