Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 16:05 UTC, submitted by _DoubleThink_
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This paper tries to compare Linux vs. Solaris. Its author comes to many conclusions, among which this is one of the more interesting: "All-in-all Solaris is a powerful, stable, conformant-to-standards OS that can run many open source applications as well as Linux, and some (mainly multithreaded applications) better than Linux. Like in the cases of Red Hat and Suse, the cost of support is extra, but it is more reasonably priced. Security patches are free which makes Solaris similar to Windows."
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RE: F. U. D.
by smashIt on Thu 15th Jun 2006 00:28 UTC in reply to "F. U. D."
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's funny because Linux can scale from 1 to more than 1000 CPUs.

as far as i know the 100cpu solaris is smp and the 1000cpu linux is numa (or should i say was numa, as sgi will fade away). i don't think linux scales as well as solaris in a smp-setup

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RE[2]: F. U. D.
by abraxas on Thu 15th Jun 2006 02:28 in reply to "RE: F. U. D."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

as far as i know the 100cpu solaris is smp and the 1000cpu linux is numa (or should i say was numa, as sgi will fade away). i don't think linux scales as well as solaris in a smp-setup

Why does NUMA get discounted? It's a single image running on up to 2048 processors. If scalability sucks so much then why does Linux run on supercomputers and Solaris doesn't?

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RE[3]: F. U. D.
by xxmf on Thu 15th Jun 2006 13:52 in reply to "RE[2]: F. U. D."
xxmf Member since:
2006-06-15

Because supercompter codes are (mainly) userspace and enterprise code are (more) kernelly.

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RE[2]: F. U. D.
by xxmf on Thu 15th Jun 2006 22:30 in reply to "RE: F. U. D."
xxmf Member since:
2006-06-15

Sun built a bus that you can load 100 CPU onto? Man that is one helluva bus, can you pass that smoke this way please ;)

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