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June 2, 2010 10:42:26 AM

Hello,
Im looking to purchase a new server, im using an OS that only supports a single core. The server i am looking at has a:

Intel® Xeon® X3430, 2.4Ghz, 8MB Cache, Turbo

is it possible to disable all the cores but 1.

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June 2, 2010 10:55:15 AM

I believe you can go into the BIOS and enable one core to be used only, that's with the Core i7 930, however, I'm not sure if it applies to the Xeon X3430 - it should be able to.
June 2, 2010 12:34:57 PM

Yes, I have an i7 at home. This new server is for the company i work for and don't want to buy unless i can be sure it will work.
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June 2, 2010 1:41:01 PM

What o/s are you using?

As far as I know, all current server o/s's are multi-cpu compatible, even old versions of Windows/Linux servers.

The Xeon you posted, is a quad core non hyper-threading. @ http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42927
June 2, 2010 4:56:02 PM

I am curious to which OS you plan on using to; All current companies charge by socket and not cores.
June 3, 2010 9:20:30 AM

MirkoTik router OS. A powerful server is needed because it will be used as a radius server for a upto 5000 clients and will be used to back up configs from a large amount of sites daily. MirkoTik must be used to intergrate into our system, so we do not want to change from MirkoTik.

Thanks for you replys so far...
June 4, 2010 1:28:45 PM

What I am now thinking is to run KVM (linux) on the hardware then run MikroTik on ontop of KVM and manually assign a core to the OS........Then if i need more MirkoTik OSs i can simply add them to the other cores.....
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