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Since graceful degradation is a fault-tolerant feature, is it true that in a multi-processor systems with symmetric multi-processing, there will be no graceful degradation?

Update: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fault-tolerant_system

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can you link to an article describing what you mean by "graceful degradation"? –  Jeff Atwood Jan 14 '10 at 13:24
Of course. there is one in dutch so I'll just give the wikipedia link. –  Avon Jan 18 '10 at 10:56

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It depends. Sun old enterprise SMP machines had graceful degradation, but most of cheap Intel and AMD systems doesn't

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The minimal requirement to fault-tolerance is CPU hotplug. –  osgx Feb 6 '10 at 14:19

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