Any serious production servers yet?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Tue May 30 09:30:20 PDT 2006

--- "Justin C. Sherrill"
<justin at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, May 30, 2006 11:20 am, Danial Thom
> wrote:
> >
> > I guess I should have qualified my question.
> If
> > you're pushing less than 100Kb/s then there's
> > really no reason to spend 3X the dollars on a
> > multi-core system. So the only real value of
> an
> > MP system is how it performs under heavy
> load, if
> > you're talking about a server and not a
> desktop
> > box.
> Is there a certain specific setup and threshold
> you are looking for? 
> Like, performance of DragonFly with an MP
> kernel on a multi-core processor
> on a system acting as a firewall with traffic
> at level X?  (Guessing from
> your writing above)

At this point I'm looking for someone using it on
*any* server running at levels that might justify
using MP. The entire point of MP, on a server
anyway, is to get better performance than you can
on a UP server. 

So I guess the criteria is whether anyone is
running a server that pushes the envelope of what
a UP server can do, even if its just once and a
while. Stability at 10% utilization and stability
at 50-60% utilization are very different animals.

Of course if you can tell me that its not really
ready for a serious production environment then
that's enough information right there, which was
the general sentiment 6 months ago.


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