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    Debian on IBM xSeries 330 and HP LP1000R servers
    Contributed by infernix on Friday, September 28 @ 18:37:46 BST

    Ask Debianplanet
    In the near future we are going to buy either IBM xSeries 330 or HP LP1000R servers. We are going to run both W2K and Debian on them. These servers are going to be loaded with RAM (2GB and 4GB), they will have two CPUs (P3) and will be connected to storage appliances through FCAL. I have searched the web on compatibility or reliability issues, but there's a lot of HP and IBM propaganda to dig through. Can someone make some recommendations on these machines? Does anyone have real-world experience with either of these beasts?

    alp: It's worth noting that while both IBM and HP have pledged support for Linux, the latter has chosen Debian as the basis for its future research and development projects.

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    Re: Debian on IBM xSeries 330 and HP LP1000R servers (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, September 28 @ 21:34:59 BST

    Well, at least my company (a small hosting & software company) has used several IBM x330's, and they work great with Debian potato and woody. But of course when you're running a company it's more about the price.

    Also, in my previous job we used HP's (not that one you mentioned - they were older models) and they had all kinds of small hardware problems, the IBM ones haven't caused any kind of trouble. Debian installed fine and all the hardware was supported, tho.

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    Re: Debian on IBM xSeries 330 and HP LP1000R servers (Score: 1)
    by leandro ( on Saturday, September 29 @ 14:26:36 BST
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    While HP has done the right thing to GNU/Linux by choosing Debian, it has commited to dumping its PA-RISC and Alpha superior technologies in favor of the inferior, unproven -- and probably worthless, incapable of showing results -- IPF (alias IA64, alias Merced.

    Choosing IBM gives you peace of heart, because IBM isn't going to dump PowerPC in favor of Intel crap.

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    Re: Debian on IBM xSeries 330 and HP LP1000R servers (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, September 29 @ 19:10:21 BST

    Just got our x300 in last night. Its basically the same as a x330, but lower on the horsepower end of things. Preliminary results: works perfect. Eepro100 and an aic7xxx runnin software raid1 had me apt-gettin to my hearts content.

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