Subject: Re: Multiprocessor with NetBSD ?
To: mike stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/2001 18:09:58
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, mike stone wrote:
# there are lots of interesting problems to be solved at that level. and
# while there may be some geekish cachet in being able to say your OS runs
# on a 64-CPU Sparc box that one person in two million can afford, i
# personally think an OS that can turn 2500 machines of varying age and
# architecture into a RAIC that presents a uniform, single-system
# from any machine in the network would be *darned* useful.
This notwithstanding, if we *don't* attempt SMP, I think we're going to
get completely buried. I'm intent on picking up a dual-proc or quad-proc
box at some point, and I'd like to be able to use BSD -- NetBSD,
specifically -- once I do.
I'd rather not have to run Linux just to do SMP, and FreeBSD doesn't
exactly appeal to me at this juncture.
NetBSD: For IQs higher than 120.