Alternatives to ia32 (was Re: [ILUG] Good for hardware?)
paulj at alphyra.ie
Thu Jan 10 11:33:02 GMT 2002
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Mark Dennehy wrote:
> Before I drown in my own drool, can you remember any of the
> SMP or Uni-P boards with these APICs?
all P6 class processors have a local APIC, (as does AMD K7 iirc). so
you can have something like 256 or 1024 seperate interrupts reported
to the CPU.
whether there are any UP boards that have IO-APICS i dont know. but
according to .../src/linux/Documentation/i386/IO-APIC.txt there might
be, though there's not much reason for most UP boards to have an
(but if someone built a UP board with an SMP capable host bridge it
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