[bf1942] SMP

Paul Richards noxis at clara.net
Sat May 17 12:11:24 EDT 2003

Thats pretty impressive, if all the servers are full is their any lag? Or
are Xeons just that good? I just placed an order for all the bits needed to
build a dual 1.7Ghz Xeon box. How much ram is needed?
----- Original Message -----
From: "ScratchMonkey" <ScratchMonkey at SewingWitch.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] SMP

> --On Friday, May 16, 2003 6:58 PM -0700 Jon <MMmmGood at cox.net> wrote:
> > Well currently we run 5-6 BF servers on dual xeon 2.66s with a max all
> > together of about 110 players.  Would be nice though to squeeze a bit
> > out of it though.
> Multithreading won't do that in that situation, BF is too much of a CPU
> so the primary thread will still be tied up for some server. The main
> advantage of multithreading is this case would be to reduce any blocking
> for lengthy stuff, but that can also be accomplished with a suitable state
> machine. The state machine is harder to code and get right, but uses less
> resources than a separate thread since there's no tasking cost.

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