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 Dark_Knight on Mon 13th Feb 2006 22:37 UTC in reply to "Windows and Multi-Core"
Dark_Knight
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2005-07-10

Tony,

Re: "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."

From what you stated it's either a PEBKAC issue or that Ubuntu Linux did not correctly identify the processor on the motherboard as SMP capable. For example the kernel for SMP capable processors is installed when two or more processors are detected. Whether the processors are two single core processors like the older dual XEON and Opteron processors, Intel P4 with Hyperthreading enabled or the new dual core processors.

Regarding your performance comment comparing dual core processors with Windows XP Professional and a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu Linux. It's better to include with such comments a benchmark test that is cross platform capable such as SPECviewperf.

Edited 2006-02-13 22:42

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