[rescue] Total corporate madness (

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 6 21:49:54 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 05:45 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> btw, isn't 4 cpu's overkill for a file server?
> Overkill?
> It seems to me you would want, at minimum, one CPU for every network
> connection the machine has...

   Well, for every *active* connection maybe.  But big AlphaServers have 
amazing I/O bandwidth.  It's hard to make an AS4100 sweat.  I'm not 
even running all four procs right now because of a NetBSD bug...it's 
running uniprocessor, and never hits a load average of 1!


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
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