Progress on scaling of FreeBSD on 8 CPU systems

B. Estrade estrabd+freebsd-smp at
Tue Feb 27 22:27:14 UTC 2007

> I've mentioned this a couple of times, but postgresql didn't scale
> well [on freebsd at least] when I tried it last year.  I hope to
> revisit when I get time.

What other applications have you used to test the scalability?  Have
you looked into utilizing OpenMP (available via intel compilers, which
are free for private use) ?

I am not sure of the state of GCC's OpenMP implementation
(, but that might be more palatable
to some.

It seems that there either exist OpenMP benchmarks for shared memory
systems or ones could be easily be created for fully exercising (or
maybe exorcising;) the system.  One thing is for sure, there are a lot
of scientific applications out there written using OpenMP that might
serve this purpose as well.


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