Re: Linux & Multiple processing?

Kevin M Bealer (
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 22:46:08 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 10 Jun 1996, David S. Miller wrote:

> I've been running 4-way SMP under SparcLinux for months...

But is it *fast* ? :)

Really though how is the performance compared to a single CPU machine of the
same series?

> I don't know of a hardware platform that supports 16 P-CPUs, but
> it sounds as if some impressive numbers would be possible with such an
> animal--assuming the system wasn't extremely I/O bound.
> Sun has been making ~20cpu capable machines for a few years now. SGI
> has had 36-cpu capable machines for some time... expect this number to
> increase exponentially, these will be considered small machines
> tomorrow.
> Later,
> David S. Miller

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