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LinuxPlanet: NEC Calls Dibs on Breaking Linux Eight-Processor Limit

Jan 09, 2003, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"The Open Source community is rarely one of huge technical leaps. Much of the work that comes out of open-source software projects is incrementatal, freely building on the work that others have done in the past--a lesson that could easily be re-learned this week...

"This lesson also applied to another big announcement this week: the release of SGI's supercomputer Altix 3000 line. Though, unfortunately, the lesson was not as clear.

"A major slant to the announcement was the fact that that the so-called eight-processor limit for Linux had been passed. But what various media outlets, including LinuxPlanet, forgot to mention was that this limit had already been passed by another company last Fall, thanks in large part to work performed in the Open Source community..."

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