[SATLUG] Quad-Core Xeon Server & Linux questions

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 08:39:42 CDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM, David Salisbury
<david.salisbury at momentumweb.com> wrote:
> Considering throwing together a box with a quad-core Xeon at the helm, and
> was wondering what general experiences were with multi-core processors and
> some of the newer distros?  I think with SMP-enabled kernels most of the
> distros will take advantage of all of the available cores, is that correct?
>  What about software packages?  I guess those would be on a per-software
> basis as to whether or not they use the cores?  I'm thinking of SAMBA, for
> one.  Anyway, glad to hear whatever anyone's experiences are!  Thanks!

David, we use quad cores in one of our clusters. Any SMP enabled
kernel will take advantage of all available cores.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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