Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2005 11:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Herb Sutter, a software architect from Microsoft, gave a speech yesterday at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum. Addressing a crowd mostly consisting of hardware engineers, he talked about how the software world was ill-prepared to make use of the new multicore CPUs coming from Intel and AMD.
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Not so important
by timosa on Fri 28th Oct 2005 12:20 UTC
timosa
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2005-07-06

I think most client-side programs don't benefit much of the multi cores. Common tasks of word processor, email client, chat client and web browser are quite light and won't be much faster with multiple threads. Of course, there are image and video processing software that may benefit greatly of multiprocessing but I suppose average user mainly use them for resizing his/her photos...

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