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Deprecated feature: The partitioning facility (WPF) feature is deprecated. You can configure partitioning with WebSphere eXtreme Scale.
SMP machines preferred in partitioned implementations
Two or more processors run the requests faster than one for a runnable queue of N entries, and four processors are twice as fast, in general. If you cannot segregate the applications with lighter central processing unit (CPU) workloads onto a smaller box, then an SMP solution might be more appropriate, as SMPs are inherently less susceptible to the problems associated with mixed CPU load scenarios.
Parent topic:General cluster and WPF management considerations
General cluster and WPF management considerations