Linux goes zoom zoom zoom with kernel upgrade

Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2004 3:51 PM EDT
Techworld; By Manek Dubash
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Claims of speed hikes of up to 1,000 per cent are being made by developers Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton, both of the Open Software Development Lab, for the Linux 2.6 kernel. You could be forgiven for being sceptical. To be fair, though, it's also been reported that the main claim for the kernel's improved I/O scheduling can increase database workload processing by as much as 15 per cent.

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