Re: Does Solaris really scale this well?

From: Matti Aarnio (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 13:27:15 EST

On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 11:53:16AM -0600, Dax Kelson wrote:
> From:
> Scott McNealy:
> "When you take a 99-way UltraSPARC III machine and add a 100th processor,
> you get 94 percent linear scalability. You can't get 94 percent linear
> scalability on your first Intel chip. It's very, very hard to do, and they
> have not done it."

  Conditionally... I would like to know the exact architecture,
and the problem set running in the system to say.

When you have noncc-NUMA, you have a Beowulf-like setup.
when you have cc-NUMA ("cc" = cache coherent), things get
truly hairy...
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