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Greg Matthews gmatt at
Thu Jan 10 17:05:21 GMT 2008

shuttlebox wrote:
> Since everything is the same to run I don't know why one would migrate
> off one arch to another, just pick what's suitable for the task. I run
> both sparc and x86 and it's good to have a choice. :-)

8 cores, 32 threads... need I say more?

> Have you looked at this?

yup, thats been running for a while now (18 months?). The old T1 only 
had one FP processor per chip but the T2 has 1 FP processor per core 
which should make it much more generally applicable.

Given that SA (and MS to an extent) spends a lot of CPU cycles waiting 
for DNS and IO I'd have thought SMT processors were an ideal match but 
I've yet to talk to anyone who is actually using one for such an 



Greg Matthews           01491 692445
Head of UNIX/Linux, iTSS Wallingford

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