On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:13:30PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 10/08/2017 12:08, Lan Tianyu wrote:
> > Intel Xeon phi chip will support 352 logical threads. For HPC
> > usage case, it will create a huge VM with vcpus number as same as host
> > cpus. This patch is to increase max vcpu number to 352.
> Even without Xeon Phi, a 24-core, 8-socket system (E7-8890 v4 for
> example) will have 384 physical CPUs. 288 was the biggest we could test
> at the time, but now that the 256 vCPU barrier has been broken I agree
> with going straight to 512.
FWIW, linux allows 8192 CPUs on x86_64 already, due to alledged
existance of SGI machines with 6096 CPUs....
Author: Josh Boyer <jwbo...@redhat.com>
Date: Tue Nov 5 09:38:16 2013 -0500
x86/cpu: Increase max CPU count to 8192
The MAXSMP option is intended to enable silly large numbers of
CPUs for testing purposes. The current value of 4096 isn't very
silly any longer as there are actual SGI machines that approach
6096 CPUs when taking HT into account.
Increase the value to a nice round 8192 to account for this and
allow for short term future increases.
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