Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 12:02 UTC
Amiga & AROS

'Silly-SMP' is a project to determine "What are the minimal changes needed to AROS to support 'full' SMP? Is it even possible?"

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This is Research with a capital 'R'.

But that '25% of the time' _does_ show that a full SMP system on AROS is possible.

This is quite a big deal for the Amiga world - and proves that, in my view, AROS has more of a future than AmigaOS will ever have: it's portable, and it's open source, so experiments like this are more likely to happen.

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RE: Optimal MP
by Neolander on Sun 25th Aug 2013 07:39 UTC in reply to "Optimal MP"
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I do master-slave multicore. Core Zero runs the application and it tells each other core what task to do. It's optimal. I want to run one application faster, not two!

Pray that processor cores stop multiplying like pest over time, then. Otherwise, the master core could easily become a performance bottleneck.

Edited 2013-08-25 07:39 UTC

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