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R80.20 - More then 40 Cores for CoreXL?

Sk149973 describes the switching from kernel mode to user mode. Does this mean that I can use more than 40 cores in user mode for CoreXL?

- If so, this would also work with open sever?

- If yes, what is the maximum number of  possible cores?

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There are a limited number of cores on 23900 appliances due to Linux/Intel limitations. 

In kernel-mode FW, the maximum number of running cores is limited to 40 because of the Linux/Intel limitation of 2GB kernel memory, and because CoreXL architecture needs to load a large driver (~40MB) dozens of times (according to the CPU number, and up to 40 times). Newer platforms that contain more than 40 cores (e.g., 23900) are not fully utilized.

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Reference:

How to enable USFW (User-Mode Firewall) on a 23900 appliance

 

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Re: R80.20 - More then 40 Cores for CoreXL?

Not aware of any supported Open Server that has more than 40 cores, but I imagine it would work there as well.

No one mentioned a number of core limit with usermode firewall.

Re: R80.20 - More then 40 Cores for CoreXL?

Thanks for this info.

Theoretically, we could have 56 cores in an HPDL380 G10.

2 x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 Processor (28 cores per cpu)

But I didn't have this server in my hand yet:-)

Regards

Heiko

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Re: R80.20 - More then 40 Cores for CoreXL?

Enable user mode:

> cpprod_util FwSetUsermode 1
> reboot

More to user mode here:

How to enable USFW (User-Mode Firewall) on a 23900 appliance

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