Barney Boomslang

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How Many Machines?

If you like me were stumped by the different numbers flying around about machine counts at Lindenlab, read Avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians, especially the comments by several Lindenlab people. It boils down to about 1500 physical machines, with up to dual core-duo woodcrest CPUs, adding up to about 4100 cores. Of course, for Lindenlab the number of cores is more important than the number of machines (despite the obvious requirement to keep the ratio of cores per machine as high as practically doable, to reduce energy consumption), as it’s the cores that run the simulator software.


Written by barney

December 8, 2006 at 10:31

Posted in Links, Second Life

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