Re: [Lse-tech] CPUSET Proposal

From: William Lee Irwin III <>
Date: 2003-09-26 04:08:04
On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 23:57, David Mosberger wrote:
>> I wasn't suggesting that x86 is limited to 8-way, I was wondering how
>> many > 8-way x86 Linux machines are actually out there.  I wasn't even
>> being facetious---just curious.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 02:04:07AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> Well, besides the NUMA-Q, which went up to 60x and is dead now, there
> are at least the IBM Summit chipset machines.  They're sold as 32-ways
> today on the x445 (that's physical, without hyperthreading).  I've
> personally booted Linux on a 16-way, but I'm know others have booted on
> the 32-way configuration.  Patches for this were posted in the last week
> by James Cleverdon.  
> There's also the bigsmp code in the kernel for other P4-based systems
> that are >8x.  I haven't seen any of them yet, but I wouldn't imagine
> that people would put support in the kernel for hardware that wasn't at
> least *close* to production. 

I figured the ES7000 and x440/x445 were recent enough they'd be fresh
in people's mind. Small correction to the NUMA-Q: it was 64x.

-- wli
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