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Possibly getting closer to Win7 getting optimized?
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Our new AMD OpteronTM 6200 and 4200 Series processors are on the road to achieving optimal efficiency in 2012 with the recent release by our OS partners of improved scheduling techniques for their popular operating systems.

Let’s take a first look at Windows®. Currently, the CPU scheduling techniques used by Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 are not optimized for the module architecture of the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors. This means that certain multi-threaded workloads will not be optimally distributed between cores, which can result in decreased system performance.
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If we switch over to the Linux world, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.2 was released on Dec 6, 2011. RHEL 6.2 is another OS that is "enlightened" for the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors. It delivers higher levels of efficiency realized through resource management and performance optimization and enables enhanced business agility through more flexibility for virtualized and clustered environments.

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MS HF links listed in the article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594

My apologies if this has already been posted or if I posted this in the wrong area.
Edited by Canis-X - 1/11/12 at 2:33pm
   
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I think a similar article was posted earlier this week. The performance difference was a mere 1-2% in real world applications.

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