[rescue] pursuing a VAX

Joshua D Boyd jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Wed Dec 11 01:47:09 CST 2002

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 02:39:12AM -0500, vance at neurotica.com wrote:

> Actually the Xeon supports much bigger configurations than two-way.  I've
> seen eight-way operating, but I'm sure they get even bigger than that.

For larger than 8 way, don't they need to do something strange to make
it work?  I know that to get the PPro beyond 4, designers had to do some
strange things.  Like group the chips in groups of 3, with logic that
made it see all the other chips off that particular CPU board as one
CPU, so that each CPU thought it was in a 4 way system.  At least that
is what I heard.  The only greater than 4 way PPros I've seen have been
the ALR ones.

Joshua D. Boyd

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