[oi-dev] How many CPUs does OI support?

Chris oidev at bsdos.info
Fri Jan 8 16:15:03 UTC 2021

On 2021-01-08 01:17, Joshua M. Clulow via oi-dev wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 at 23:53, Chris <oidev at bsdos.info> wrote:
>> I'm looking to help building packages. Both current, as
>> well as newer versions. I have a large server farm. But
>> primarily BSD based. As such I'm looking into a new build
>> box, based on an Opteron or Xeon. So before I take the
>> plunge. I was hoping to add as many CPU/cores as possible.
>> Which begs the question: haw many CPUs does OI support?
> I don't think you'll be able to buy a machine with more CPUs than we
> support in illumos.  I've personally used older HP machines with 4 CPU
> sockets and thus a lot of cores, and modern AMD systems which have a
> still surprising number of cores in one or two packages.
> In the unlikely event that you hit a problem based on core count, I am
> sure it will just be a bug that can be fixed.
OK so 4 sockets @16 cores/ea, or 2 sockets @64 cores/ea won't be a
problem then.
Thanks for the reply! :-)
Time to go shopping.

> Cheers.

~40yrs of UNIX and counting

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