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Re: What would you like in DF 1.8?

From: Simeon Nifos <archwndas@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:37:38 -0700 (PDT)

It would be nice if the developers tried to 
optimize the pthread implementation significantly.
Moreover it would be awesome if the developers 
could add some features in the kernel which 
help the system provide all its horsepower for
scientific computing applications. Fot that 
we need maximum throughput and cache utilization 
as well as great scalability of parallel codes.

I am not a OS specialist but I can assure you that
a lot of people from scientific computing society
are disappointed with current operating systems 
because they are not tweaked to provide the best 
performance they can for numerically/memory intensive

Furthermore parallel performance of OpenMP codes
running on Linux are miles behind that of AIX.
I wonder what happens with BSDs. 

Do you find the idea of providing kernel features 
which tweak the system for running UP/SMP scientific 
computing applications, interesting?


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