CHAPTER 8

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Characterization and Optimization

Servers have a wide variety of different hardware and software configuration options. These include simple options such as enabling and disabling a feature. It also includes more advanced options that allow operators to control usage conditions, functionality, or other feature behavior. The individual features discussed in this book are primarily for power management—for example, P-states, C-states, link, and device states. Servers also have a large number of configurable features that are designed for performance including Turbo, memory prefetchers, or memory controller page policy. In addition, servers ...

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