1 Million users.. I can't Scale!!

Jeff Schwab jeffrey.schwab at rcn.com
Thu Sep 29 19:54:07 CEST 2005


Aahz wrote:
> In article <o82dnXzljuOk16beRVn-iA at rcn.net>,
> Jeff Schwab  <jeffrey.schwab at rcn.com> wrote:
> 
>>Sure, multiple machines are probably the right approach for the OP; I 
>>didn't mean to disagree with that.  I just don't think they are "the 
>>only practical way for a multi-process application to scale beyond a few 
>>processors," like you said.  For many (most?) applications in need of 
>>serious scalability, multi-processor servers are preferable.  IBM has 
>>eServers available with up to 64 processors each, and Sun sells E25Ks 
>>with 72 processors apiece.  I like to work on those sorts of machine 
>>when possible.  Of course, they're not right for every application, 
>>especially since they're so expensive.
> 
> 
> Do these use shared memory?

Yes.



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