UltraSPARC processes

nick sklavounakis (nick@elf.soc.qc.edu)
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 23:55:51 -0400 (EDT)


I've been running deschall on an UltraSPARC Dual 167mhz machine, and
noticed something odd about the processes, maybe someone can confirm
if this is normal. This has been the case with all versions of the
ultra client I've used (from over a month ago):

nick 23166 1 50 23:11:43 ? 28:54 deschall-sunos5-ultra keymaster.
nick 23167 23166 50 23:11:44 ? 29:08 deschall-sunos5-ultra keymaster.

According to this, each processor is only working at 50%.

A SPARC 10 shows:

nick 6842 1 87 Jun 05 ? 11519:27 deschall-sunos5-sparc keymas

87%, which makes more sense.

Both machines are using Solaris 2.5.1, and the Ultra is rarely doing any
work.

The numbers seem correct according to Rocke's announcement of the new
UltraSPARC client (very impressive!):

.Processor 1A -- Elapsed time: 443.0 seconds (1212k keys/sec)
Processor 1B -- Elapsed time: 443.0 seconds (1212k keys/sec)
Processor 1A -- Key not found
Processor 1B -- Key not found
Processor 1A -- 2^30 complementary pairs of keys starting with 10205D5101010101
Processor 1B -- 2^30 complementary pairs of keys starting with 10205D5201010101
...................
.Processor 2A -- Elapsed time: 440.9 seconds (1218k keys/sec)
Processor 2B -- Elapsed time: 440.9 seconds (1218k keys/sec)
Processor 2A -- Key not found
Processor 2B -- Key not found
Processor 2A -- 2^30 complementary pairs of keys starting with 10205D9E01010101
Processor 2B -- 2^30 complementary pairs of keys starting with 10205DA101010101

So what's the deal? Is this normal? Am I looking at the right thing?

thanks!