Subject: Re: Miscellaneous OS features
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/2003 00:12:02
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 11:57:01AM -0400, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 08:29:57AM -0700, Bruce J.A. Nourish wrote:
> > Apparently, lots of sysadmin/webmaster types think it's rather nifty. 
> > You can give >20 clients the feel of a dedicated system using one machine. 
> Uh. Only if you've actually got >20 real processors and enough RAM
> to cover the usage.
> Faked up, software-level partitioning schemes are functional, but
> they simply cannot deliver on what they advertise. Just ask anyone
> who's used an IBM mainframe with a bunch of LPARs lately.
> Now, real partitioning alá Sun's SunFire series, that's some
> fancy stuff.

But requires that you do actually have the >20 real processors etc...
Why not just use simple single cpu systems!


David Laight: