> On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:00:07PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > databases, routing tables, and images. Our good friends at Intel
> > > claim "carrier grade" Linux needs to run threaded apps
> > > with 10,000 threads to depose Solaris in telecom - all sharing the
> > > same monster address space.=20
> > Thats intel though. The same people who seem to think that hyperthreading
> > in the CPU is required for carrier grade work 8)
> I love the whole sound of "carrier grade" though: Do you use "carrier grade"
> Linux or just the "recreational boating" version?
Wrong carrier, though. It's not US Navy carriers (those people use NT,
after all, and this was "depose Solaris"), it's carriers like AT&T - phone
companies. And I suspect many of those 10,000 threads are handling one
phone conversation each. Or maybe one half of one.
In fact, that's a problem space I find much more interesting than the
military. *These* people need to be robust in peacetime. They can't afford
a big showy piece of hardware that breaks down when it's finally needed,
because "finally" is a very short-term goal.
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