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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1 of 3] libxl: take node distances into account during NUMA placement

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Dario Faggioli writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1 of 3] libxl: take node 
> distances into account during NUMA placement"):
> > On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 16:17 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> > > Looks good overall -- my only worry is the N^2 nature of the
> > > algorithm.  We're already doing some big combinatorial thing to
> > > generate the candidates, right?  
> > >
> > It is, with N being the number of nodes, which we discussed thoroughly
> > already a couple of months ago, and reached consensus on the fact that N
> > will stay less than 8 for the next 5 (but probably even more) years. :-)
> No, I don't think we did reach consensus about that.  It was asserted
> but I dissented.  I don't think this is a reasonable assumption.

When Dario speaks about consensus in terms of hardware that is going to
reach the market, he really means what Intel and AMD have told us.

Sorry but your opinion doesn't count that much in the matter of cpu
architecture being produces in the near future, unless you have already
started a secret Californian cpu startup, that nobody knows about yet

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