[Beowulf] Which Xeon supports NUMA?

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Mar 19 07:04:30 EDT 2008


----- "Carsten Aulbert" <carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> Sorry, I came up with this question because when compiling 2.6.24.3 
> (linux kernel) I came across these lines:
> 
> For x86_64 this is recommended on all multiprocessor Opteron systems.
> 
>  
> 
> If the system is EM64T, you should say N unless your system is 
>                                                     EM64T NUMA.

Interestingly that text dates back to a modification for
2.6.14-rc5 back in 2005:

http://osdir.com/ml/linux.ports.x86-64.general/2005-10/msg00140.html

with a comment that says:

# CONFIG_K8_NUMA is not needed for Intel EM64T NUMA boxes

So either this was in the early days of CSI, or there are/were
other Intel AMD64 NUMA boxes out there that none of us know about..

cheers!
Chris
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