Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

I am building a custom PC and I need some help. I need to know if a Linux based OS would....? a duel processor server mother board for my home computer? And if both my processors would work, because I know that they have a problem with programming recognizing the second CPU and utilizing it. Here are my specs.

TYAN S7002G2NR-LE Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 Tylersburg SSI CEB Dual Intel Xeon 5500 Series Server Motherboard

* QPI: 4.8/ 5.86/ 6.4GT/s

* South Bridge: Intel ICH10R

* Number of DDR3 Slots: 8 × 240pin

* DDR3 Standard: DDR3 1333

* Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB

* Channel Supported: Triple Channel

* PCI Express 2.0 x 16: 1

* PCI Express x8: 1 x PCI-E x8 slot (w/ x4 link) 1 x PCI-E Gen.2 x8 slot (w/ x4 link)

* Model #: S7002G2NR-LE

* Item #: N82E16813151193

2GB PC3-8500 (1066Mhz) 240 pin DDR3 DIMM (CHG)X4

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS Hard Drive - 1TB, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM X2

iomega Select 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive 34611 -

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor -X2

Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91,SLI Ready,

CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 HD 5770 1GB 100283-2L PCI-E GPU card alphabetic keyboard.

LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner -

LINUX UBUNTU BERYL operating system

Hanns·G HH-221HPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - X2

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail X2

1ST PC CORP. AFB1212SHE-CF00 120mm Case Fan

6 Answers

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    Here is the basics, it depends on what verion of linux you are wanting. enterprise (usually pay versions) of linux will support two processors with no problem. there are several free versions (of the 100's) that will also, but it all comes down to which one. i am a microsoft person, most verions already support more than one processor so i am not sure which ones do and dont. the best way to go is to stick with a mainstreeme like debian, mandriva, red hat, and suse. The further into a "pieced together" version you get the worse your chanses are.

    Also, i dont like to push things on people and i dont know what your using this box for, but i run a configureation almost idtentical and windows 7 runs pretty damn nicely on it.

    Source(s): Many years of owning an IT company.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Is this an excuse to brag or does the question have any relevance to any interest in running Linux?

    If the latter is the case I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 8 Main Edition which is built upon Ubuntu 9.10 Its easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled

    Linux Mint 8 Download

    The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

    You download the ISO. image of Linux Mint 8 then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD for installation

    Linux Mint 8 can also be run direct from the LiveCD from Booting up without touching your Hard Drive


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  • Liz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yeah.. It'll work.

    *nix has been clustering for decades. You could even run a big-iron on that thing.

    You want a desktop?

    Wow... DO you know what you are doing? If you Do.. Gentoo 64 that thing and build all your packages from source. It will run like lightning.

    If you don;t feel like compiling until next Wednesday, Ubuntu 64 will certainly run it. But start with a the server install and do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. Takes a bit longer but (imho) you get a sturdier system.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The very best thing you can do is go to

    and peruse all the distros listed there to find out about them. THEN go to the site of each distro that catches your fancy, download the ISO of that/those distro/s, and use an ISO burning program such as Nero or ISO Recorder ( ) to make yourself an assortment of LIVE CDs ( ) to try out on that machine to see which one/s run/s the best and, of those, which one you like the best.

    It sounds like you may like to have some person on person/computer help other than the help you can get in the Forum/s of the particular distro/s that you choose. To find the person on person/computer help you can use this site:

    to find a Linux User Group (LUG) in your area to attend. If that site hasn't got one in your area listed then do a search like "Your Town and/or State Linux User Group" (WITH the "quote" marks) and see if you can scare up a LUG that way.

    Good Luck with your migration to the Penguin! WELCOME!

    BTW: deonejuan is absolutely correct about AMD. I, personally, have had _MUCH_ better luck with AMD!!!!!

    Source(s): Over a decade computer experience with Linux being added in 2007.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes sir... If you are using a linux server installation, on a:

    1.Intel x86:

    Maximum CPUs: 32 (including logical CPUs)

    Maximum memory: 64GB

    Maximum filesize: 8TB

    Maximum filesystem size (ext3) 16TB

    Maximum per-process virtual address space: 4GB


    Maximum CPUs: 64

    Maximum memory: 128GB

    Maximum filesize: 8TB

    Maximum filesystem size (ext3): 16TB

    Maximum per-process virtual address space: N/A

    These are standard max limitations whereas Linux cluster systems can scale up to 1024 CPU's..

    And Maximum number of processes Linux 2.6 kernel can handle is:

    Maximum number of threads: 32000

    Maximum number of threaded processes: 32000

    Maximum number of processes: 32000

    For up to date information please refer Linux Kernel documentation located at /usr/src/linux/Documentation.


    I have the frozen Red Baron Supreme pizza I'll bring over to cook on top of that monster you're building so we can have some comfort food while we play. If it were me, I put the pencil to AMD technology, however.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What flavor of linux

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