Always use the latest firmware

Steve Sistare has an excellent write up of a scaling issue that we hit last year. The issue was frustrating because all the tools seemed to indicate a healthy system, but we were just not getting the scaling that we expected. The solution, as Steve writes, was a firmware update. Which was great - the problem was solved - but frustrating because we could have just started by updating the firmware.... but it's not something you always think of!

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
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