OT: was: Re: 32 or 64??

Gilles Gravier ggravier at fsfe.org
Tue Feb 2 19:21:19 UTC 2010


On 02/02/2010 19:33, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 11:55 -0500, Rashkae wrote:
>> I couldn't help but notice recently, much to my cost, that Intel is 
>> removing Virtualization extensions on all their current socket 775 
>> CPU's.. (how are the i5 and i7 faring?).  The only reason I can think 
>> for this move is to prevent the low end cpus from competing with the 
>> workstation/server market, since these cpu's are now more than fast 
>> enough for many workloads to be simply io bound.
> I would not surprise me that Intel would do this sort of thing. They are
> very clever at maintaining their profit margin.
FUD. All Intel processors (well... Celerons don't really qualify, here)
support VT-X. i7, Xeon, Nehalem, all support (and future instances on
the roadmap) VT-X.


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