How can I dedicate one or more CPUs on a multi-processor system for exclusive use by one or more specific applications?

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Issue

  • How can I dedicate one or more CPU's on a multiprocessor system for exclusive use by one or more specific applications ?
  • How can i increase performance of a process that can't deal with other processes latency ?
  • How can I limit a process group to a set of CPU's ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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