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    SubjectRe: Scaling noise
    On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 08:16:16PM -0700, David Lang wrote:
    > some of these problems can be addressed in hardware (the Opteron could be
    > called SSI-NUMA that has it's partitioning layer running in hardware
    > for up to 8 CPU's) but addressing it in hardware runs into scaling
    > problems becouse you don't want to pay to much at the low end for the
    > features you need on the high end (which is why the opteron doesn't
    > directly scale to 128+ CPU's in one image)

    Most of those features are just methods of connecting hardware

    -- wli
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