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Old 05-05-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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32 processor Support Linux ?


Any Linux distros which can support 32 processor ?
 
Old 05-05-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
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What architecture support You need?

RedHat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform would support 32 CPUs - http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also have support - http://www.novell.com/products/server/techspecs.html

Linux kernel could support up to 1024 CPUs. That isn't limit.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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Hi,

Just had a look what Debian has listed as max CPU. Running Debian 5.04 with kernel 2.6.26 32bits lists 2-255.

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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I thought any distro can do 32 CPUs.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Hi,

As far as I have found on the internet it depends on how the developers compiled the kernel.

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When the Kernel is compiled, there is a configuration directive passed to the compiler ('NR_CPUS') that determines the maximum number of CPUs supported.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by ajeetsinghraina View Post
Any Linux distros which can support 32 processor ?
Your question seems to lead to the number of cpu for a distribution but I wonder if your asking for a 32 bit processor?

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

Most current x86 based distributions are 32 bit with the default number of processors set to 1-4 or specific if changed for the kernel parameter. Loads of distributions have support for both x86_32 & x86_64 bit architectures.

Just a few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 05-05-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
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onebuck,

I have faith on my words
I do mean a linux distros which can support 32 processor.
FYI..I am a Operating System Tester whose always test new upcoming OS in the market.
This was one which was the test requirement.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 09:08 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I have faith on my words
You communicate in English far better than I could communicate in any second language.

But you still should realize that you haven't communicated well in this thread.

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I do mean a linux distros which can support 32 processor.
I still don't know what that means. The phrase is not correct English and several different meanings could be reached equally well when changing it to correct English.

Since people didn't understand you, you should have explained rather than repeating.

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This was one which was the test requirement.
Apparently you don't mean 32-bit.

Do you mean the ability to support 32 cores (in however many physical processor packages that takes) in one running OS?

Do you mean support for 32 different processor architectures in one distribution?

Or what?
 
Old 05-05-2010, 09:11 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I have faith on my words
I do mean a linux distros which can support 32 processor.
Yes, but the problem was caused by those very words in which you had faith: You either meant (seemingly) 'support 32 processors' or 'support a 32 bit processor' and onebuck merely pointed out that the second error couldn't yet be eliminated.

If you wanted to find a distro which couldn't support 32 processors, you'd have to look at things like DSL and Puppy (which would be rather irrational or idiosyncratic distros to use for this kind of purpose, but, as yet, we have no reason to rule that out); the rest can. In the case of commercial distros, there may be additional requirements (read: cash), but that is not a fundamental issue for the question as posed.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 02:09 PM   #10
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajeetsinghraina View Post
onebuck,

I have faith on my words
I do mean a linux distros which can support 32 processor.
FYI..I am a Operating System Tester whose always test new upcoming OS in the market.
This was one which was the test requirement.
You may have faith in your words but the presentation was ambiguous.

That is why I suggested;

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'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.
Since you have later attempt to state it is indeed 32 processors then your needs would indicate a custom kernel or pass parameters to the kernel. You should read the above referenced link as you are not conveying information in a way that we can understand your needs.

 
Old 05-05-2010, 04:20 PM   #11
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Then we get to physical or actual core's. Most distros would support a 4x by 8 core system I'd think before they supported 32 real physical processors.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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RHEL can support that http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
 
  


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