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    SubjectRe: [patch[ Simple Topology API
    Sandy Harris wrote:

    > I suspect latency may become an issue when more than one link is
    > involved and there can be contention.

    According to the AMD talk at OLS, worst case on a 4-way is better than current
    best-case on a uniprocessor athlon.

    > Beyond 8-way, you need glue logic (hypertransport switches?) and
    > latency seems bound to become an issue.

    Nope. Just extend the ladder. Each cpu talks to three other entities, either
    cpu or I/O. Can be extended arbitrarily until latencies are too high.

    Chris



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