[CentOS] maximum cpus/cores in CentOS 4.1

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Fri Sep 9 16:21:53 UTC 2005

Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:
> Certainly the 8x Opteron will be faster on many things;
> but under heavy multiuser load the 14-way SPARC does a
> surprisingly good job, with around three quarters the
> performance of a dual 3GHz Xeon (that outclasses the SPARC
> box in every way possible except interconnect)


Do _not_ use the Xeon as an example of how a SPARC would
perform versus the Opteron.  The Interconnect of the Xeon and
Opteron are extremely different!  So don't use them in the
same context.

I'm begging!  ;->

NOTE:  There is a major reason why Sun is switching to
Opteron.  SPARC can't match it interconnect-wise, at least up
to 8x S940.  Beyond 8x S940, things change.

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