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Geek.com: Linux 2.6 Kernel Shows Massive Speed Gains

Feb 05, 2004, 20:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Have you gotten on board with the latest Linux 2.6 kernel? If you haven't, you should. Although the kernel is barely a couple of months old, it's already putting the prior 2.4 kernel to shame when it comes to performance benchmarks, showing enterprise customers that Linux is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the server rooms of large companies everywhere.

"The performance gains should come as little surprise to watchers of kernel mailing lists, however. Linus Torvalds, creator and chief architect of the Linux kernel, announced at the start of the new kernel process that the focus would be on enterprise computing. The success of this goal is obvious; the new kernel includes support for vastly larger memory models, a greater number of logical devices, a revamped process scheduler, a fully pre-emptible kernel, and much more..."

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