On Saturday 10 May 2008 09:10:37 Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >> and what most unix users do.
> >
> > It is what a lot of unix users have done historically, but now that there
> > is
>
> and still most do.
>
> > It's not a "Unix way" versus "Other OS Way" thing -- its a response to
> > the change
> > in direction hardware development has taken over the past several years.
> > Chip
>
> on multichip hardware you can do many different things too - even faster
> as it's spread over cores.

Do you realize your own arguments are in favor of moving to 7.x? Since the 
concurrency on 7.x with ULE has improved so much more, running multiprogram 
pipelines or completely different programs will improve as well.

And as a bonus you get improved threading for the programs that use them.

Secondly, the unix way would be the way that scales best and in practice, 
machines dedicated to one task scale easier then machines that do it all, 
especially since you can tune the hardware and kernel.
Thirdly, unix also got big, because it was able to split one task over 
multiple machines.

-- 
Mel

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.
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