Re: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs

Jes Sorensen (
04 Dec 1998 09:55:25 +0100

>>>>> "Trond" == Trond Eivind Glomsrød <> writes:

Trond> Jes Sorensen <> writes:
>> The O2000s we have here run as a single image and looks like one
>> big SMP to the users.

Trond> The O2000 doesn't support 2048 CPUs. They've just delivered a
Trond> 256 CPU system, and they have had plenty of trouble with
Trond> joining 2x64 -> 128

I never claimed that, I was just commenting on the issue of single
image versus individual nodes running their own OS. Anyway Stephen
Tweedie already pointed out that they are most likely running multiple
kernels on the individual nodes but the system appear as a single
image to the user (ie. I was wrong).


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