[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.



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