TechCrunch50: Help for Multicore App Development

Pretty much every computer sold these days has dual-core or even a quad-core CPU, but pretty much all existing software can’t take advantage of it. Enter Connective Logic with Blueprint, its programming and middleware product, announced at TechCrunch50 on Monday. (11 mins ago)

Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology

Hyper-Threading Technology (HT) enables Intel Xeon multiprocessor servers to operate as if they had twice as many processors installed. HT Technology allows a single Central Processing Unit (CPU) to process two independent sets of instructions (or threads) at the same time. To find out if your processor support hyperthreading, run this Linux command: cat /proc/cpuinfo [...]

Configuring Linux for Multi-processors

Multi-processor computing invovles a computer with more than one CPU. To enable a multi-processor computer with Linux, the Linux kernel should be compiled with Symmetric MultiProcessing (SMP) enabled.

SCSI benefits

The main benefit of SCSI for a dedicated server is its ability to allow multiple accesses to data on the hard drive. Typically by multiple users for multiple applications. One possible solution for resolving dedicated server load (as evidenced by high IOWAIT CPU usage) is to configure additional SCSI drives and then balance disk I/O [...]

Multi-core processors

A multi-core CPU (or chip-level multiprocessor, CMP) combines two or more independent cores into a single package. A dual-core device contains two independent microprocessors and a quad-core device contains four microprocessors. Signals between multicore CPUs travel shorter distances which allows more data to be sent in a given time period. Software benefits from multicore architectures [...]

Dedicated Server Upgrade Considerations

A list of dedicated server upgrade considerations How do different processors compare in terms of CPU speed, available cache and overall quality? What server management package is included in the package? What is the pricing for more or less hard drives? What is the process for transferring IP addresses? What type of help will support [...]