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    SubjectOFFTOPIC [Re: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs]
    The Galaxy Ranger wrote:

    > With all this talk of Linux not scaling past 8 CPUs, does this
    > imply that Linux will never be ported to the connection machine?
    > It is Sparc based after all.

    The connection machine combines a vast array of 1-bit processors and a
    modified N-dimensional router network into a SIMD architecture. It cannot do
    symmetric multiprocessing (other than simulating it, of course). And FYI, it
    is not sparc based, never has been, and (RIP) never will be; it uses some
    very custom silicon driven by a specialized microcontroller. Yours truly
    designed the original CM-1 microcontroller documented in the DARPA proposal,
    and its first host-bus interface.

    Kristofer Karas * (delete X's)
    AMA/CCS DoD RF900RR HawkGT !car * Senior systems engineer/SysAdmin
    "Build a system that even a fool can use, * BI Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
    and only a fool will want to use it." * Will design LISP machines for food

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