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SubjectRe: How many pentium-3 processors does SMP support?
Chris Wedgwood wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 10:34:24PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> It supports up to 32, if you can find a machine that has that
> many.
>
> I think 8-way is about as high as anything common goes to, maybe
> 16. The cpu array is declared 32 long, maybe this should be changed to
> 8 by default?
>

There are some machines (like the Compaq Proliant ML770 -
http://www.compaq.com/products/quickspecs/10698_div/10698_div.html) that
are actually sold as 32 way systems based on Pentium III Xeon CPU's, so
why not let the cpu array be able to handle that many CPU's by default
(maybe make a config option?)?


- Jesper Juhl
juhl@eisenstein.dk
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