The merging of anon_vma and 4G/4G
Posted May 27, 2004 17:54 UTC (Thu) by ncm
Parent article: The merging of anon_vma and 4G/4G
As a counterpoint, my employer runs farms that are overwhelmingly compute-bound. (Actually, much of their time is spent waiting on memory bus latency, because there is no working set.) 4G/4G would have no effect on performance, but would allow us to continue using the same hosts longer, as the data set continues to grow. Replacing those hundreds of hosts with Opterons will be a big effort and a big expense. It will happen eventually, but certainly not all at once. Anything that stretches the lifetime of the old hosts is a great boon.
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