[RC5] Getting the maximum performance out of a single processor machine

Damiaan Peeters Damiaan at crosswinds.net
Sat Jun 10 16:21:41 EDT 2000


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H!

SMP under ms-dos...  M$-dos as never supported that...  Only new
operatingsystems like linux, WinNT, Solaris (and others) supports
Symmetric MultiProcessng...  Ms-dos itself doesn't recognize a second
processor.  

Grtz
Damiaan

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- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Lubert" <plasmahh at dialup.nacamar.de>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 10:18 AM
Subject: [RC5] Getting the maximum performance out of a single
processor machine


> Hello,
> 
> a lot of people run their machines 24/7 and some of them do not use
> them  for other purposes. But running under Linux or WinNT (to get
> networking  support) can consume up to 100kkeys/s (especially under
> WinNT). On most  single processor machines the Dos client is the
> fastest, but there is still  the problem with the network, because
> MS-DOS does not support TCP/IP, right  ? wrong ! Their is a basic
> TCP/IP support available (PING and SMB) from 
> ftp://fpt.microsoft.com/bussys/clients ( called msclient. download 
> dsk3-1.exe and dsk3-2.exe, dsk3-2.exe is referred to as OEM disk in
> the  setup). Now simply setup this thing (with compression and
> Ramdisks it even  fits on a single floppy), mount a share from an
> SMB-Server(Win98/NT or  Linux with Samba) and put the buffers to
> this share. Since MS-DOS TCP/IP  also supports ICMP, a single ping
> can be used to determine if the client is  still running (when
> client/dos/tcp crashed the other stuff crashes too).  This works
> for single processor machines only, but if someone knows how to 
> support SMP under DOS, please let me know. Perhaps it would be also
> nice to  implement (if possible) this TCP/IP int the DOS-client.
> 
> Dennis Lubert
> 
> PS: I have a network of 8 PC's running with this thing, so don't
> come to me  and say " Hey this does not work" 
> 
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