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Oracle Accelerates Linux With Unbreakable Linux Kernel 2

Mar 14, 2012, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Although Red Hat has not yet adopted a Linux 3.0 kernel for RHEL, that doesn't mean it's missing support for new hardware. RHEL 6 is actually based on the 2.6.34 kernel; however, Red Hat frequently backports features and support for the most modern new hardware including Intel's new Xeon E5.

As to what the difference is between the Oracle Kernel and what Red Hat already provides, Leunissen noted that Oracle didn't backport the support.

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