Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2005 11:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Herb Sutter, a software architect from Microsoft, gave a speech yesterday at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum. Addressing a crowd mostly consisting of hardware engineers, he talked about how the software world was ill-prepared to make use of the new multicore CPUs coming from Intel and AMD.
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by Anonymous on Fri 28th Oct 2005 12:27 UTC
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Not support SMP? SMP has worked in Windows AT LEAST since Windows NT 3.51. And even at that, it is one of the few operating systems that can migrate threads (not just whole processes) between processors.

As for the benefits, while applications can take specific advantage of multi-cores, the benefit will be that I can do more and still retain good responsiveness of they system.

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