Pentium Pro verse Dual Pentium II
Just wondering how well linux runs with pentium pro processor. Right now I'm looking at building a new system dedicated to linux. I found were I can get a complete pentium pro system for about 250 dollars or less (memory and monitor not included). Would it be better for me to do this or get the dual Pentium II mother board I found for about 50 bucks and build a system running dual celleron processors overclocked as high as they'll go and still run stable. I'll probably use this system as a server in a home network and what ever else I decide to do with linux as I learn more about it.
If you have the cash, try Dual P2-333s @ 500 on a Shuttle HOT 649A. The P2 has 512k of half speed cache, VS the 256-512k of full speed cache on the PPro mobo. Since the P2 runs at a higher clock speed, it will most likely out-do the PPro for most applications.
The 649A also has on-board SCSI, which will certainly come in handy on the future.
If you have the cash, perhaps you should invest in a Xeon.
All these processors work fine with Linux in Dual mode, but as you go higher than 2 CPUs, Linux's scalability goes down. But that should be taken care of in kernal 2.4.
[This message has been edited by Dominus (edited 08-01-99).]
That pentium pro system that I was looking at ended up auctioning off for more than I could afford. The dual pentium system is also a little out of my reach. So I've decided to build a Pentium Pro System. So far I've got a motherboard, 200mhz Pentium Pro processor with 256K L2 cache, Real 3D Starfighter PCI video card, Hival 56K Hard modem, Hival 128 bit sound card, and a AOPEN full tower case. As of today the grand total for the system is about
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