Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2006 17:57 UTC, submitted by MaxxTotal
Intel Just as the bragging rights for dual-core chip supremacy are dying down, Intel gave the first glimpse of a quad-core chip coming next year. Clovertown, a four-core processor, will start shipping to computer manufacturers late this year and hit the market in early 2007. Clovertown will be made for dual-processor servers, which means that these servers will essentially be eight-processor servers. The company will also come out with a previously announced version called Tigerton around the same time for servers with four or more processors.
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RE: Windows and Multi-Core
by voidlogic on Mon 13th Feb 2006 22:30 UTC in reply to "Windows and Multi-Core"
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"Oddly enough, I found that Windows XP responsiveness improved to a much greater degree with dual core than Linux did (I also had to re-compile the kernel initially, the Ubuntu kernel didn't recognize dual processors, an issue noted in the Ubuntu forums)."

Many people think this is a ubuntu issue; however, it is due to the fact the deafult i386 kernel is not SMP enabled! If you are using a modern intel cpu with hyperthreading, SMP (Multicore/processor), or SMT (hyperthreading) get the i686-smp kernel or for AMD get the k7-smp. The package manager makes this a snap, no compiling needed.

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