A new numad package is now available as a Technology Preview for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The numad package provides a daemon for NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Architecture) systems, that monitors NUMA characteristics. As an alternative to manual static CPU pining and memory assignment, numad provides dynamic adjustment to minimize memory latency on an ongoing basis. The package also provides an interface that can be used to query the numad daemon for the best manual placement of an application.
This enhancement update adds the numad package to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a Technology preview. (BZ#758416
More information about Red Hat Technology Previews is available here:
All users who want to use the numad Technology Preview should install this newly-released package, which adds this enhancement.