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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
>> Please Larry, have a look at the environment: nobody here owns a box  
>> with 128 CPUs. Most of the people here take care of things they either
>> - own themselves
>> - have their hands own at work
>> - get paid for
>>
>> You will not find _any_ match with 128 CPUs here.
>
> Nor will you find any match with 4 or 8 CPU systems, except in very rare
> cases. Yet changes go into the system for 8 way and 16 way performance.
> That's a mistake.
>
> I'd be ecstatic if the hackers limited themselves to what was commonly
> available, that is essentially what I'm arguing for.

We need a *little* bit of foresight. If 4 ways are common now, and 8 ways
and 16 ways are available, then in a year or two 8 ways (at least) will be
commonplace. On the other hand 128 cpu machines are a way off, and
I'd agree we shouldn't spend too much time on them right now.

Martin.

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