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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My point was that PC World and others are selling dual core on the one application per core thing.....
It can be done like that with dual cpus, assigning one cpu to word processing and one cput to running the system, scanning etc, but not dual core.

The differences are that each cpu has its own memory bus and data bus, so, if you had say a 3Ghz Dual core and a bord with 2x 3Ghz single core cpus, the second option would (seem) to be much faster.

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