Managing Multiprocessor Servers

SAP ASE uses the Virtual Server Architecture™, which enables it to take advantage of the parallel processing feature of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems.

You can run SAP ASE as a single process, as a single, multithreaded process, or as multiple, cooperating processes, depending on the number of CPUs available and the demands placed on the server machine. This chapter describes:

For information on application design for SMP systems, see Performance and Tuning Series: Basics > Using Engines and CPUs.