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The Register: SGI to enable 64-way Linux multiprocessing with ccNUMA

Apr 05, 2000, 17:59 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"SGI is to port a version of its ccNUMA shared-memory multiprocessing technology to Linux to boost efforts centred on solve the open source OS' inability to operate efficiently on machines with eight or more processors."

"SGI's contribution will focus on improving Linux installations that will run on Intel's upcoming 64-bit Itanium chip and allow it to work on up to 64 of the next-generation processors."

"Right now, Linux scales readily to four processors, but getting it to run well on eight is rather trickier."

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