As I was looking through the Windows Server 2008 R2 specifications, I saw that the maximum supported processors is 64 sockets for Datacenter addition. This puts the maximum number or cores at 256 (if all sockets are quad cores), which I think it's just silly, but whatever.
And now the questions:
- How does one set something like that up? (Obviously not for me, but humor me)
- Are there multiple dual socket motherboards running in a giant case with a ton of memory?
- How does the OS see all of the CPUs if they're on different boards?
- What would be a real world example of a need to have 64 sockets attached to one operating system vs 32 2 socket servers?