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Linux Scalability in a NUMA World

Sep 15, 2008, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Luck)

"In certain memory bound benchmarks, NUMA systems perform better than SMP systems because the available aggregate memory bandwidth actually increases as more nodes are added to the system. This is because processors can access local memory in parallel, with no contention for a common bus."

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