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SRO: SMP? Why Bother?

Apr 25, 1999, 16:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"All your eggs, one basket: Does this make sense?"

"A lot of people seem to think that it's the be-all and end-all of high-end server computing. In other words, if you want super-powered servers, you must be using SMP.

"What nonsense!

"SMP is just another scheme for getting the maximum amount of scalability and performance from one box. It's got some things going for it... It's also almost the only show in town for NT to get multiple CPUs pulling together..."

"But, say that customers really want more than a hot name... maybe resellers should point them in the direction of an older, safer technology: clustering..."

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