R410's shipped out with BIOS showing 4 cores instead of 8

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 11:09:17 CST 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Robert von Bismarck
<robert.vonbismarck at vtx-telecom.ch> wrote:

>>  R410's R710 and R510 all are doing this currently (says my TAM).
>> I can't say why but I was told it's a "feature" not a "bug".
>> Very non-intuitive to me. I can't see why an 8 core server
>> defaulting to 4 core makes sense.....
> We got two R410 exhibiting the same "feature" here.
> It's probably a "feature" for some alternative OS's that require
> licensing on a per-core basis.
> For higher performance, is it better to have two quad-core acting as
> dual-core processors due to bios setting, or one quad-core ?

I have no clue. I always worked with Linux and HPC and these systems
are capable of using all the cores I throw at them.



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