need help identifying SMP limits...

Christoph Doerbeck A242369 cdoerbec at
Tue Feb 15 18:40:36 EST 2000

Christoph Doerbeck A242369 wrote:
> Greetings,
> I need some pointers which can bring to light a fact.  I'm looking
> for any documentation that states:

Follow up::

  + The 2.2 and 2.3 kernels are capable of 32 CPUs
  + However, the cost / performance factor breaks down after 4 cpu's.
  + The 2.4 kernel should scale "lineraly" up to 8 cpu's.
  + Hardware manufacturers have only taken the Intels to a max of 8 cpu's
     (I make the assumption based on a limited search of main-stream venders)

Did I say that correctly?

- Christoph

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