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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kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Apart from possibly OpenBSD, name an operating system today which isn't mult-threaded and SMP capable.

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elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

"Apart from possibly OpenBSD, name an operating system today which isn't mult-threaded and SMP capable."

In a phrase: Windows XP Home-at least for SMP (unless you count hyperthreading, but even that is a different discussion). It is (or should be?) common knowledge that the desktop/workstation versions of NT at most use only *two* processors (Indeed, XP Home only uses one). I think a valid point should be made that it isn't a matter of SMP, in the case of Windows XP; Rather it should be a matter of whether an O.S. will be able to take advantage of the multicore CPUs inside the chip. In the case of XP, if I buy the (future) Gargantuon (or whatever it will be called =])by AMD with 4 cores, XP Professional will only be able to control two, and XP Home only one....

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Sean746 Member since:
2006-05-18

XP Home will support multiple processors as long as they're on the same cpu die. I do not know if this extends to more than 2 processors on a die however.

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