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CPU Review: SMP On a Budget: Penguin Power

Jul 09, 1999, 09:35 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Henning)

Thanks to Bill Henning for this link.

"SMP is an acronym for 'Symmetric Multi-Processing', which is a method of building computers with more than once CPU (Central Processing Unit)."

"Question: why would you want to have more than once CPU in a computer? Answer: to make your computer run faster!"

"SMP is not new; it has been used in workstations, mini and mainframe computers as well as super computers. Recently, SMP systems have found an expanded market because of high performance PC-based servers. With recent price drops, and the availability of inexpensive SMP capable operating systems, SMP systems are starting to show up in the homes of technical enthusiasts..."

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