DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-06
Re: What would you like in DF 1.8?
It would be nice if the developers tried to
optimize the pthread implementation significantly.
Moreover it would be awesome if the developers
could add some features in the kernel which
help the system provide all its horsepower for
scientific computing applications. Fot that
we need maximum throughput and cache utilization
as well as great scalability of parallel codes.
I am not a OS specialist but I can assure you that
a lot of people from scientific computing society
are disappointed with current operating systems
because they are not tweaked to provide the best
performance they can for numerically/memory intensive
Furthermore parallel performance of OpenMP codes
running on Linux are miles behind that of AIX.
I wonder what happens with BSDs.
Do you find the idea of providing kernel features
which tweak the system for running UP/SMP scientific
computing applications, interesting?
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