Powertop is Linux tool to find out what is using power on a laptop. This program only works on Intel based laptops. It is very good software to extend Laptop battery life time. I’ve tested this software with following Intel based laptops: => My Sony VAIO Laptop => My Dell 6400 Laptop => My office [...]
Intel has just released source code for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). It provides some Fibre Channel protocol processing as well as the encapsulation of FC frames within Ethernet packets. FCoE will allow systems with an Ethernet adapter and a Fibre Channel Forwarder to login to a Fibre Channel fabric (the FCF is a “gateway” [...]
Intel has open-sourcing their cross-platform Thread Building Blocks 2.0 (TBB) template library. This is considered as Intel’s largest open-source commitment to date. TBB is a popular software C++ template library that simplifies the development of software applications running in parallel on multicore computer. From the project page: Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) offers a rich [...]
Update: Many issues mentioned in linked articles are no longer true. This post was originally written way back in 2006. Nathan Willis has some good information on this topic. From the article: So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, [...]
You should always aware of maximum amount of memory and maximum number of CPU supported by Linux systems / server.
This is an essential task for making out decisions. You must consider at least AMD and Intel platforms, tested under RHEL 5 only: