[bf1942] BF2 linux server at launch

Aubrey King aking at gblx.net
Wed May 4 10:55:14 EDT 2005

Actually, we have several old e450's here at global crossing that have8 
procs, iirc.  If there's a port, we could test..

Aubrey King
Systems Administrator II
IP Systems Engineering
Global Crossing, Ltd.

On Tue, 3 May 2005, Michael Ressen wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 19:07, James Gurney wrote:
>> Erm, "not that bad" translates to "not even slightly fast enough for a
>> realtime gaming engine".
>> We've had this conversation before. Multi-threading on SMP could
>> theoretically add some performance gain, but the gain is most likely
>> going to be offset by the latency - to the point where it's probably not
>> worth the effort. That's between two (or more) CPUs on the same board..
>> once you start talking about clustering, you're talking network latency,
>> which is in the order of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of
>> times slower than latency between processors. It's completely
>> unrealistic. Some apps are great for parallelisation. This isn't one of
>> them.
>> James
> ...which makes my point for SPARC as we can run 8-way and 16-way 64-bit
> servers with CPU caches larger than Rhode Island, and support 1000
> players.   If the engine could scale - tell me that wouldn't be the
> coolest thing to play on!
> /BA
>> On 5/3/2005 3:37 PM, Aubrey King wrote:
>>> Openmosix latency is not that bad, actually.  It's not like HACMP or
>>> such. Of course, I've never done distance yet, but I could put all my
>>> old beaters together at one location to make good use.
>>> Aubrey King
>>> Systems Administrator II
>>> IP Systems Engineering
>>> Global Crossing, Ltd.
>>> On Tue, 3 May 2005, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>>> Cool yes and totally crap for game servers the latency is just too high.
>>>>   Steve / K
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aubrey King" <aking at gblx.net>
>>>>> Here's a question.. will the server fork off children so that we can
>>>>> make use of technologies like openmosix?  As a gentoo guy, you should
>>>>> see the incredible greatness that would acchieve. ;)  60 processors
>>>>> are better than 2, imo.
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