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SubjectRe: Interesting analysis of linux kernel threading by IBM
On Sun, Jan 23, 2000 at 05:25:06PM +0800, Steve Underwood wrote:
> So, that is why the movie industry, pharmaceutical industry, and various
> other groups with a huge demand for simulation and modelling computation,
> like uniprocessor farms of the Beowulf type. I have seen descriptions
> of a couple of Beowulf systems composed of dual-processor Alphas, but I
> am puzzled as to why. It doesn't usually work out as effective as using
> more single CPU machines.

Dual CPU machines allow you to cope with small amounts of variation in
utilisation better. I think Larry has a little rant on this subject too..
something about Sun perceiving it as a battle between SMP and clustering
whereas he wanted clusters of SMP machines (as he outlined elsewhere in
this thread).

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