Re: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 11:37:54 GMT


On Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:49:24 -0800, "William J. Earl"
<> said:

> The basic hardware components, however, have been shipping for some
> time, so the "mechanism for binding 1024 cpus into a single box" does
> exist.

You can put a cluster into one box. You can bind the memory tightly
through message passing, and you can present a single system image to
the user. The fact that it's in one box doesn't make it SMP!


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