[ardour-dev] Dual Opterons and other miscellany

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 9 07:29:17 PDT 2005

--- SAKURA <sakura at s88003245.onlinehome.us> wrote:
> From: "Polashek, Matthew"
> <matthew_polashek at mcgraw-hill.com>
> To: "SAKURA" <sakura at s88003245.onlinehome.us>
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:14 PM
> Subject: RE: [ardour-dev] Dual Opterons and other
> miscellany
> >I believe at least one, if not two of the
> professional studios I know of
> >that use Ardour have AMD processors on their main
> machines.

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) MP 2600+
stepping        : 1
cpu MHz         : 2133.509
cache size      : 256 KB

I was running two of those processors in the studio
machine but there were two issues; A, heat and B, a
MoBo bug.

A. The amount of heat is alarming. Running dual will
require a cooling/venting solution.

B. My Tyan Tiger board or firmware or bios or whatever
has a bug in the 66mhz pci slot that prevented booting
due to a IRQ conflict between the CPUs. I think that
what it was. You can force the slot to run in 33mhz. I
have a hardware SCSI raid controller that does 33/66.

I'm running a single CPU for now but intend to run
dual again. The performance and number of tasks that
can be run with two processors is awesome. I was
running 16 track recordings (Ardour), mastering stereo
in another control room, rsync over lan, mozilla for
mail, and other taxing tasks in attempts to cause
xruns but really never did.

Ron Parker
Mirror Image Recording Studios

> yeah, i read about mirror image somewhere. sounds
> like they got a great
> setup over there.
> >Gentoo is nice, but CCRMA at home may be better for
> a noob.
> im not a complete noob to linux :) also, im not too
> fond of fedora.
> ive tried AGNULA and Ardour runs great on it, but i
> want to choose exactly
> what goes on my system and how its configured.
> nice all-in-one distro though.
> >SCons uses a python script to build applications. 
> It's a bit slicker
> >than compiling from source manually, but if you are
> using Gentoo,
> >wouldn't you rather just emerge Ardour?
> whoops, forgot about emerge. but i dont think
> emerging it would build with
> vst support, would it?
> From: "David Mulcahy" <eseol at tiscali.co.uk>
> To: <ardour-dev-ardour.org at lists.ardour.org>
> Cc: "SAKURA" <sakura at s88003245.onlinehome.us>;
> <ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [ardour-dev] Dual Opterons and other
> miscellany
> > You might want to take a look at this
> >
> > http://ardour.org/building.php
> >
> > Gives you all the info on building using scons
> >
> > Dave
> wow, i never knew that page existed. thats a great
> help. answers a whole lot
> of questions i felt were too stupid to ask here :)
> guess ill be getting myself a new dual opteron
> system pretty soon.
> thanks everyone,
> c
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