[oi-dev] How many CPUs does OI support?
oidev at bsdos.info
Fri Jan 8 17:01:48 UTC 2021
On 2021-01-08 08:39, Andreas Wacknitz wrote:
> Am 08.01.21 um 17:15 schrieb Chris:
>> 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.
> Tell us when your server exceeds 384 Cores / 3072 Threads. AFAIK that's
> what actual Fujitsu/Oracle M12 provide at max. :D
TBH the only reason I brought it up was that we had a similar question on
one of the FreeBSD lists. Where they had difficulty exceeding 96 on a 128.
I've forgotten whether it turned out to be config of (actual) limitation.
Mind you that was BSD. But given the shared heritage, it seemed an
Thanks for the stats. Maybe I should give Fujitsu a look. :-)
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