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Leverage Transparent Huge Pages on Linux on POWER

Apr 30, 2007, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Buros)

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"Transparently leveraging huge pages on Linux--which allow memory page table entries to cover larger (up to multiple megabytes) ranges of contiguous physical memory--has become much easier with the recent introduction of Version 1 of the libhugetlbfs library on SourceForge. The libhugetlbfs library has been updated for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) and is available for Red Hat Enterprise Server Linux 5 (RHEL 5). Customers use it for benchmarking activities to improve select applications on POWER, Intel, and AMD systems with Linux. With a focus on IBM POWER processor-based systems with 16MB page sizes, this article provides an introduction to libhugetlbfs..."

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