Concluding the SMPng project

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Jun 12 22:00:06 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 02:12:35PM -0700, Chris H. wrote:

> >* For example, a number of us are looking very closely at the nascent
> >FreeBSD port to the Sun Ultrasparc T1, which provides 32 virtual CPUs
> >(4 threads on 8 CPU cores) on a single chip.  Optimizing for the new
> >generation of SMP hardware is going to be a major effort over the
> >coming year.
> Ahh, so the contributions made by the PIII & PIV CPU's were merely to
> obtain access to the Sparc systems, and the PIII & PIV will be relegated
> to the ubiquitous I386 scrap heap, as the future and ultimate goal of
> FreeBSD is to be Sun Microsystems. Pitty, FreeBSD has always provided
> such wide scalability. So easy to implement on so many architectures.
> I wish I had known it's agenda years ago. As I would not have spent
> so many years and so many dollars building *BSD based infrastructures.
> Perhaps I've misunderstood this announcement. But if not;
> good riddance.

LOL, you've managed to completely misconstrue my email.  Well done!

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