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 Tom Janowitz on Tue 14th Feb 2006 11:17 UTC in reply to "Windows and Multi-Core"
Tom Janowitz
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2005-12-05

It's probably linked to the fact, that Linux scheduler deals better with multiple threads than Windows scheduler. Two cores alleviate the innate bad (not as efficient) design of Windows kernel in more distinct manner, since Linux is already better suited for multiple application instances. There is simply a lot less to improve on in system responsiveness when adding second core on Linux, than it is on Windows.

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