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    SubjectRe: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs
    Hi,

    On Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:49:24 -0800, "William J. Earl"
    <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com> 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!

    --Stephen

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