Clustered Multi-processing (CMP) versus Traditional Shared Memory Architecture

Over on DevCentral Robert Haynes has posted a great article outlining the advantages of F5’s clustered multiprocessing (CMP) architecture versus traditional shared memory architecture.

F5 clustered multiprocessing architecture
F5 clustered multiprocessing architecture

So why does this matter?  Because attacks today are designed to stress the performance of security devices and bring them to their knees.  If your architecture is designed correctly then it can utilize all of the available CPU and memory for your critical applications and not waste it on antiquated OS design issues.

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