|From:||"Thomas E. Spanjaard" <tgen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Sat, 02 Sep 2006 21:12:47 +0000|
Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote:This is hardly the logical step forward beyond SMP, and does nothing to make proper use of consumer-level NUMA equipment (AMDs Athlon64/Opteron family of processors for example), I don't see multiple virtual kernels work in a NUMA system. Or do you intend to not neglect this class of machines? :)Let us not forget that what Matt has proposed to do is not the be-all-and end-all of DFLY. Wasn't really even the core part of the 'Prime Directive'.
NUMA, and the AMD instructions set, as well as Intel's sudden rush of brains to the anatomy with Vanderpool, are not yet where IBM's mainframe-class CPU have been for a very long time. I'm not talking about speed or cost, or even elegance of the instructions set or pipeline - or any of that.
but Virtualization and hypervisor capability are of far more utility to me, here and now, than clustering is likely to be ... ever.
Cheers, -- Thomas E. Spanjaard tgen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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