Re: Newb Questions: What does SMP stand for? How do I know if the system is utilizing both CPUs?

From: lcoe (
Date: 07/27/03

Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 08:52:41 GMT

In comp.os.linux.setup "CL (dnoyeB) Gilbert" <> wrote:
> | Symmetrical Multi-Processing. Just a term for a system that has, and can
> ~twice as much RAM is a good figure, though slightly overkill if you
> have proper SMP chips. The main thing though is processors made for SMP
> have bigger caches due to the shared memory factor. You want them
> trying to hit RAM much less since its harder to get at it because RAM is
> shared. > - -- > Respectfully, > CL Gilbert

the very first SMP "chips" deployed by Convex, about 1993(?) were PA-Risc
with a "generous" onboard cache (8k?). --Loren

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> and a robber." John 10:1

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