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azimuk <azimullah_khanubipk.com> wrote: >B. Are there any performance improvement happen because of second > processor. i.e. does SCO offeres load balancing for 2 CPUs. Can > someone tell me where to get SMP related doentation. We are more > worried about the backups and recoveries as our system with single > processor slows down in response when tape backup is running? I would be extremely surprised if an additional CPU helped THAT. The tape drive and bus - ide vs. scsi - are what you should probably be looking at. -- [email]tonyaplawrence.com[/email] Unix/Linux/Mac OS X resources: [url]http://aplawrence.com[/url] Get paid for ...

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    azimuk <azimullah_khanubipk.com> wrote:
    >B. Are there any performance improvement happen because of second
    > processor. i.e. does SCO offeres load balancing for 2 CPUs. Can
    > someone tell me where to get SMP related doentation. We are more
    > worried about the backups and recoveries as our system with single
    > processor slows down in response when tape backup is running?

    I would be extremely surprised if an additional CPU helped THAT.

    The tape drive and bus - ide vs. scsi - are what you should probably
    be looking at.

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    [email]tonyaplawrence.com[/email] wrote:
    > azimuk <azimullah_khanubipk.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>B. Are there any performance improvement happen because of second
    >> processor. i.e. does SCO offeres load balancing for 2 CPUs. Can
    >> someone tell me where to get SMP related doentation. We are more
    >> worried about the backups and recoveries as our system with single
    >> processor slows down in response when tape backup is running?
    >
    >
    >
    > I would be extremely surprised if an additional CPU helped THAT.
    >
    > The tape drive and bus - ide vs. scsi - are what you should probably
    > be looking at.
    We don't know enough.
    If they are doing software compression a 2nd cpu could help a lot.
    If not, I agree, the problem is probably bus contention.

    bill Guest

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