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Re: [ProgSoc] Transaction Server
> Not on this size of machine. An E10k can have up to (umm.. thinks back to
> the E10k course) 64 UltraSPARC processors. Linux, for example, supports at
> best 8 processors via SMP, and probably really only 4 well. 64 requires
> a significantly different kernel than 2-4 processors.
Linux should be able to boot 64 CPUs fine although the performance will
in no way match Solaris :)
> That and very few
> linux kernel hackers have access to E10k machines they can play on. It'll
> be a while before a free OS can support this sort of hardware as well or
> better than the commercial entity that sells it.
That is true. SGI have announced Linux as one of their supported OS's
and their performance group was advertising for researchers to work
with linux on clusters and large machines.
Unfortunately Sun are nowhere near as helpful.
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