Cluster Upgrade Strategy

Joachim Worringen joachim at
Fri Oct 18 00:05:37 PDT 2002

Donald Becker:
> In the Scyld Beowulf system (well, specifically the professional
> editions) we ship six different kernel variously optimized for
> Pentium-4, Athlon, and uniprocessor/SMP.  And with the current system

Can you elaborate on the actual performance differences/gains that these 
kernels show? The things that I would optimize are memcpy() and maybe libm - 
but do you really need different kernels for this? Function ptrs should do 
the job. What else benefits from optimizations?


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