linux vs tru64 on alpha

Greg Lindahl glindahl at
Thu Sep 14 09:50:12 PDT 2000

> Page colouring springs to mind. I've heard user comments that suggest a
> 30-50% drop off in app performance after a clean reboot run on
> Linux/Alpha.

That's a fairly unusual application. Only a few of the SPEC95fp programs get
a big benefit from page coloring, and 5% to 10% is it.

> I could even suggest that TruCluster is an advantage as it offers SSI for
> upto 32 nodes (SC systems only).

That depends on how you define "single system image".

-- greg

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