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Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 8:59 PM


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Ach... I used that msdn article as my reference before answering the question. However, nowhere does it mention "Software NUMA" but instead uses "Soft-NUMA" (which was not an answer option), especially when referring to SMP architecture.

Therefore this led me to believe "Software NUMA" was a trick, so I went for SMP as "Soft-NUMA" seemed to be originally designed to combat this architecture.

Ah well... at least I still learned something new


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Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:53 AM
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Woo! And I thought I would never need the NUMA knowledge obtained a few days ago.
Thanks Gail/Steve!


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Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:16 AM
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Thanks for the question - a subject area I had no idea about, until reading the linked MSDN article (after getting the answer wrong, of course!). Exactly what QotD should do for us.

Keep up the good work Steve
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Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:29 AM
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Thanks for the question.

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Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:05 AM


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So which type of NUMA is used when dancing? I think I might need to ask my kids...
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Nice simple question.

I guess about two thirds getting it right is reasonable, as it's something a lot of people will not have come across. But currently 16% have picked "SMP" which startled me - evidently they don't see that S (Symmetric) and NU (NonUniform) are orthogonal/independent, as are MP (MultiProcessing) and MA (Memory Access). Unless they just don't know what the acronyms stand for.


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Tom.Thomson (6/15/2011)
Unless they just don't know what the acronyms stand for.


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