Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2006 23:14 UTC
Intel Quad-core processors are only the beginning of what a revitalized Intel has to offer, the company's top executives said here Sept. 26. The chip maker will deliver in November its first quad-core processors - chips that incorporate four processors each - for both desktops and servers, said CEO Paul Otellini here, in an opening keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum. The quad-core chips themselves will offer up to 70 percent greater performance in desktops and 50 percent in servers.
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RE: The beginning of what?
by Mystilleef on Wed 27th Sep 2006 07:51 UTC in reply to "The beginning of what?"
Mystilleef
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's inaccurate. Many applications are threaded today. Even my toy editor runs more than 15 threads. And even if applications aren't, the kernel can schedule processes to run on different cores. The question is not whether applications are ready, but rather whether kernels can take advantage of multiple cores. Today, most modern kernels can.

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RE[2]: The beginning of what?
by ondrej on Wed 27th Sep 2006 10:30 in reply to "RE: The beginning of what?"
ondrej Member since:
2005-09-14

I'm really tired hearing this constant "but there are 500 threads running on my PC !" bs - almost all of them are just waiting, eating no CPU time.

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Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't see your point. The same can be said of almost all applications (processes) running on your PC. How's that relevant to the issue at hand.

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