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Re: Fedora Sparc in Production

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On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Hans Witvliet <hwit@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 16:59 -0400, A E [Gmail] wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Hans Witvliet <hwit@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>         I am still running Aurora-Linux on my Netra-T105.
>         As long as you don't want anything fancy, i would still
>         recommend it
>
> I see, interesting. I'm starting to lean towards giving this a go,
> even though most people have pointed out the issue with constant
> updates to the Sparc port and them not being in sync with the updates
> available on the same number x86 release.
>
> Lastly, Hans, I am not really sure what "fancy" would be ....I'd think
> it's kinda relative as to what defines 'fancy'. If running a VoIP
> server on it, along with a bunch of modules/plugins etc on it is
> fancy, well then I'm in trouble I guess :( I know people are running
> that same software on Fedora on COTS x86/x86_64 machines (possibly in
> production) but does that mean I can successfully run it on the SPARC
> port?
> _______________________________________________

Well, if it is just lamp, ldap etc etc, it just works out of the box.
I can't tell iv any flavour of virtualisation will work, as my machine
just have 512MB mem in them.

In case you have something that creates lots of hw-interrupts, you are
probably far better off with sparc archticture:
Due to backwards compatibility intel based PC's still have to be
compatible with the very old IBM-PC design.

If it is just sip/iax you want, why not? I presume you don't want to
stream & convert a couple of hundreds hifi connections...
Even for that, there are some debates wether intel or amd is better ;-)

otoh, with those new intel-boxes, one can take advantage of the latest
cpu-enhancements (AES-intructions), nice for encryption (vpn/disk)
and you can use high-res video boards.


Hans

Not sure if that answered my question. I'm not going to be running LAMP, LDAP, Virtualization or would have any H/W Interrupts as far as I can tell. It's purely software based call-control/switching with ODBC connection to an external DB. Purely SIP traffic in and out. Expecting a couple of 100 concurrent calls with no compression or codec translation (ideally). I also don't need VPN or Disk encryption, nor would any of those machines need a video card or even a video chip :) 

The question was mostly, if someone is running the same scenario as I'm planning on as described above on a x86/x86_64 platform with Fedora 15, then would I be able to run it just as stable on SPARC port, all things being equal and ignoring the speed of updates available for the sparc port. 
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