SMP robustness

Greg Lindahl glindahl at
Mon Jul 24 08:58:11 PDT 2000

> i've been thinking about HA solutions and realized that don't know what
> happens if one of SMP machines' CPU fails. Is it different in Intel, IBM
> or SUN SMPs? Does machine hang ?

If one fails, the entire machine fails. The point of clustering in HA is to
have an entire machine to take over the work of the failed machine.

As you can imagine, big SMPs like an SGI O2000 are pretty fragile in this

-- g

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