[CentOS] maximum cpus/cores in CentOS 4.1
jlb17 at duke.edu
Thu Sep 8 18:40:38 UTC 2005
On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 at 11:33am, Bryan J. Smith wrote
> Peter Arremann <loony at loonybin.org> wrote:
> > less memory bandwidth for each cpu and so on.
> Okay, this is _misleading_. You're thinking Intel SMP.
> Opterons _always_ have 128-bit of DDR (2 channels) per CPU.
> Opteron uses NUMA (and HyperTransport partial meshes for
> CPU-I/O). There is _no_ "less memory bandwidth for each
> cpu". That is a trait of Intel SMP [A]GTL+, not AMD
> Yes, if the Opteron has to access memory over on another CPU,
> then that is a performance issue. If the other CPU is on
> another mainboard, then yes, contention can happen there.
One has to be even more careful with terminology these days. You can see
less memory bandwidth per *core* with dual core Opterons. But, as you
point out, each CPU (socket -- what should we call it?) has, essentially,
its own bank of memory.
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