Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:43 UTC
AMD AMD confirmed details of its "Next Generation Processor Technology" today, but it's really business as usual for the company. As AMD heads to four-core country, the company will continue to improve the bandwidth of its processor package, tweak memory and rely on help from partners to compete with an upcoming line of revamped chips from Intel.
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RE: Why multicore
by JacobMunoz on Wed 17th May 2006 04:46 UTC in reply to "Why multicore"
JacobMunoz
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2006-03-17

I know BeOS/Zeta is supposedly 'dead', but that desktop OS supports up to 16 CPUs - and makes FULL use of them. And a tastey treat is the ability to toggle individual CPUs on-and-off while running. It may not be 144 cores, but on a desktop (like you said) one hopes not to NEED 10 or more cores.

Nice to see what some 1995 technology has to offer...

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RE[2]: Why multicore
by evert on Wed 17th May 2006 05:53 in reply to "RE: Why multicore"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

> By JacobMunoz (1.69) on 2006-05-17 04:46:30 UTC in reply to ""
> I know BeOS/Zeta is supposedly 'dead', but that desktop OS supports up to 16 CPUs

Yes, it was wonderful technology. If Haiku can reproduce that, it would be great.

One of the advantages of BeOS was that the API agressively promoted multitreading - all apps written using the BeOS API were automagically multitreaded.

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