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Re: Current state of multi-core awareness



A few are: Games, graphics processing programs, engineering programs,
some database programs, some web programs, search programs and of course
those folks that like to steal spare compute cycles.

Regards,
Les H
On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 17:42 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 4:41 PM,  <dsavage peaknet net> wrote:
> 
> > Of the thousands of 64-bit F10 applications/tools/utilities, I wonder how
> > many are aware of and can scale across multiple cores. Has anyone done a
> > recent survey to see which packages are [not] multi-core aware?
> 
> I may be way off-base here, but I would expect very few if any apps
> are "multi-core aware". Multiple cores get you better performance when
> more than one process needs the cpu, but a single I/O-limited process
> isn't going to go any faster. Likewise, single-threaded apps can't do
> anything with multiple cores even if they aren't I/O limited.
> Specialized parallel-programming apps are a different matter, but how
> many of those do we typically see on a desktop?
> 
> poc
> 


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