[K12OSN] Life after LTSP

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 06:22:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:24 PM, Charlie <charlie at smbis.com> wrote:
> So realistically, DRBL is limited as well since it requires like
> architecture on the server and client, as in you can't have a really robust
> x64 based LTSP server and a x86 based client solution. Not much use in
> running a high end server hardware system on a 32bit x86 OS.

I know wikipedia is not perfect but.... 64bit has been around since
~2004-2005. I pasted relevant stuff below.


Intel 64 is Intel's implementation of x86-64. It is used in newer
versions of Pentium 4, Celeron D, Xeon and Pentium Dual-Core
processors, the Atom 230, 330, D510, N450, and N550, and in all
versions of the Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Core 2, Core i7,
Core i5 and Core i3 processors.


Pentium 4E

    * Introduced February 2004
    * built on 0.09 µm (90 nm) process technology Prescott (2.4A, 2.8,
2.8A, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8) 1 MB L2 cache
    * LGA 775 versions are in the 5xx series (32-bit) and 5x1 series
(with Intel 64)
    * The 6xx series has 2 MB L2 cache and Intel 64

Pentium 4F

    * Introduced Spring 2004
    * same core as 4E, "Prescott"
    * 3.2–3.6 GHz
    * starting with the D0 stepping of this processor, Intel 64 64-bit
extensions has also been incorporated


In mid-2005, Intel refreshed the Celeron D with Intel 64 and XD Bit
(eXecute Disable) enabled. Model numbers increase by 1 over the
previous generation (e.g., 330 became 331). This only applied to LGA
775 Celeron Ds. There are no Socket 478 CPUs with 64-bit or XD Bit


"The AMD64 instruction set is implemented in AMD's Athlon 64, Athlon
64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon II, Athlon X2, Opteron, Phenom, Phenom II,
Turion 64, Turion 64 X2, and later Sempron processors."


The Athlon 64 is an eighth-generation, AMD64-architecture
microprocessor produced by AMD, released on September 23, 2003.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada

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