From mpasadas on Fri, 04 Dec 1998
I have a little technical question, because revising the information about the subject it is not clear at all if the several versions of Linux disponible at this moment can run without problems on the very new Pentium II Xeon microprocessor of Intel.
If you have the answer to this question, please send it to me via e-mail, at the following address [snipped for privacy]
VA Research (http://www.varesearch.com), a fairly well-known Linux friendly hardware vendor, offers Xeon based systems with Linux pre-installed. PenguinComputing (http://www.penguincomputing.com) also offers quad and dual Xeon based Linux systems and I'm sure other HW vendors do as well.
(Disclaimer, the principles of VA Research and PenguinComputing are friends of mine --- though I get no compensation for mentioning them. Darn!).
If I recall correctly VA Research demonstrated a 4-way SMP Xeon system "The Future of Linux" meeting that was jointly sponsored and organized by SVLUG (http://www.svlug.org) and Taos Mountain (http://www.taos.com) last summer.
That event was reviewed in LG: http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue31/roelofs.html
So, I don't know of any problem with this, and a quick Yahoo!/AltaVista search didn't reveal any problems either.