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Solaris on Intel

By pgr ·
What are issues of Solaris running on Intel?
Are there issues with hardware drivers?
Does the desktop manufacturer (Compaq, etc)have any impact on how well Solaris runs?
What is performance like with Solaris on Intel platform? How many CPUs can Solaris run under (4-way or 8-way)? How scalable is Solaris on Intel?

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by mshavrov In reply to Solaris on Intel

Everything depends on how will you use this computer. I have had experience installing Solaris 7 & 8 to various brandname computers (Dell, Compaq, IBM). Somewhere I had a trouble with SCSI controller but in case of IDE it was fine. But I didn't use Graphics Acceleration, Video Capture or some another feature. I used it as servers or workstations. I only didn't check it in multiprocessor configuration. Personally I like it more than Linux because it's more conservative and so works better (I hope so :-)

Good luck.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to Solaris on Intel

Generally speaking Solaris will run under more CPUs than you can put in a server and is scalable to utilize all (Up to 64). With that said, the intel version is not so scalable. After four CPUs you pretty much are done. Most of the time you won'tutilize more than one good CPU (assuming better than 600 MHz). Memory is more of the issue than CPU. If you want to use all of the graphics and plan to place a heavy load on the server I would suggest starting with at least 384 MB RAM and be prepared to upgrade. Desktop manufacturer should have no impact, but FYI the intel code is tested on Compaq, but that might change with the recent HP merger. Performance is good if you aren't low on RAM. The bus is slower than a high end RISC server, but it isn't noticeable for average computing tasks.

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Solaris on Intel

Most of the problems that you might encouter is driver problem. Video,network card,scsi controller... I have test it with Compaq, Dell, Toshiba portable and only had problem with the portable (network card). Performance is quite good with one or two user but dropping with more then that...

My opinon, go with a sparc platform, price or dropping with the arrival of the sparc III

Good luck

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