Re: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs

Matthias Urlichs (
1 Dec 1998 08:10:52 +0100

Chris Wedgwood <> writes:
> > With all this talk of Linux not scaling past 8 CPUs, does this
> Linux runs on the AP1000+. (Check arch/sparc/ap1000).
> Check out for more details.
Cool box, but not a SMP system from the POV of the Linux kernel (as you can
apparently do DMA to other CPU's memory, but not access it transparently).

Looks more like Beowulf-on-steroids to me.
(Not that that is a bad thing, of course... :-)

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