Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jul 2006 17:09 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
Linux "The Linux kernel continues to evolve, incorporating new technologies and gaining in reliability, scalability, and performance. One of the most important features of the 2.6 kernel is a scheduler implemented by Ingo Molnar. This scheduler is dynamic, supports load-balancing, and operates in constant time -- O(1). This article explores these attributes of the Linux 2.6 scheduler, and more."
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RE[5]: Improving, but still...
by jebb on Thu 6th Jul 2006 07:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Improving, but still..."
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It's also the reason why moving to a hyperthreaded or SMP machine makes such a huge difference on windows boxes, in terms of UI responsiveness. The improvement felt on a 2.6 linux or OSX box is far less impressive...

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