[SATLUG] Benefits of multicore CPUs under Linux ?
hharadon at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 11:09:37 CDT 2009
Can the desktop user with an up-to-date distro get much benefit
from the newer duo and quad core cpus? Are there options that
need to be compiled into the kernel? Or is this a matter of a
long evolutionary process of gradual adoption of multi-threading
by the application programs?
>From what little I have learned, it sounds like desktop users get
only about 15-20% utilization of the 2nd core with the new duo
processors. I probably can save money with a cheaper CPU over
the next 8-10 years.
Thanks for any enlightenment, HH
San Antonio, TX USA
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