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Has Ubuntu Linux been Certified on Intel Xeon E5 ?

Mar 15, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Intel launched its' next generation Xeon E5 processor family last week, promising better raw compute performance and a new Data Direct I/O system. I wondered last week, how Linux vendors would be leveraging the E5, since Linux plays such a huge role in the server space.

In my initial inquiries, I heard back from HP and Dell and both those vendors mentioned they had certified their servers for E5 with Red Hat and SUSE. No mention of Ubuntu. So I checked in with Canonical/Ubuntu to see if in fact they are supporting E5 for the upcoming 12.04 Ubuntu Linux release.

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