Can I install Smoothwall on an AMD Opteron system or HP Microserver?

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Summary

Some AMD Opteron or HP Microserver systems cannot support a Smoothwall installation.

Problem

Since converting the Smoothwall's underlying infrastructure to 64-bit (MAIN 67), certain AMD Opteron processors are no longer supported.

Solution

The Smoothwall installer and upgrade process specifically looks for the SSSE3 instruction set implemented on the CPU. If this is missing, the installation cannot continue.

The table below details known AMD Opteron processors and whether they will support 64-bit Smoothwall installations. It is worth noting that Turio/Neo are also unsupported.

Similarly, Gen7 HP Microservers do not support the SSSE3 technology although Gen8 HP Microservers running either an Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz / 2-core / 2MB / 35W) Processor or an Intel® Pentium® G2020T (2.5GHz / 2-core / 3MB / 35W) processor will support the SSSE3 technology.

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30 August 2016

 

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