Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2007 19:30 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
Linux "As evidenced by major central processing unit vendors, multi-core processors are poised to dominate the desktop and embedded space. With multiprocessing comes greater performance but also new problems. This article explores the ideas behind multiprocessing and developing applications for Linux that exploit SMP."
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smitty
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2005-10-13

Hum, if this was sarcasm, I don't get it. Name one case where it makes the slightest difference for Joe User, whether both cores sit in the same socket or not?

Actually, dual-core is mostly superior to dual-socket because core-to-core communication is faster than socket-to-socket communication. You also get the possibility of shared caches. The downside is that each core has less available bandwidth to memory, but currently that isn't a limiting factor. In the future you could get around this by creating a link to each core just like today they go to each socket.

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