[olug] running linux on dual CPUs

Cesar Delgado cdelgad2 at bigred.unl.edu
Sat May 27 16:13:52 UTC 2006

CentOS is smart enough to install an SMP kernel for the box.  So you 
don't have to worry about it.  But apps do need to be threaded to take 
advantage of an SMP system.  If not, then you can run 2 non-threaded 
apps @ the same time and get good performance for each as well.



Ryan Stille wrote:
> Is there anything special about setting up a linux installation on a 
> dual CPU machine?  Anything I need to do during the installation or 
> configuration?  Or do I just install as usual and the OS will take care 
> of everything?  I remember hearing about how applications had to be 
> specifically compiled to use multiple CPUs and I'm wondering how this 
> applies to the OS.  Will probably be using CentOS.  The CPUs will be of 
> the i386 type, probably PIIIs.
> Thanks,
> -Ryan
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