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People who think that single threaded applications don't benefit from multiple core processors must still be running single core processors.
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post #12 of 18
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People who think that single threaded applications don't benefit from multiple core processors must still be running single core processors.
Huh? I'm running dual core and I don't think that single threaded applications benefit from multiple core processors at all. In fact, just compare superpi times. My time at 2.6Ghz = vience at 2.6Ghz.
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post #13 of 18
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Huh? I'm running dual core and I don't think that single threaded applications benefit from multiple core processors at all. In fact, just compare superpi times. My time at 2.6Ghz = vience at 2.6Ghz.
You see, at any time there are multiple programs running. Having two cores splits the loads of running those various programs. 10 minor programs and 1 large program (game) can easily be run by a dual core system.
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I work for a software company, not as a programmer but as an engineer. However, from what the programmers have told me, taking an application that was designed to be single-threaded and making it multi-threaded is very difficult. Our software which does a lot of data crunching would greatly benefit from being multi-threaded but it is not in our plans to convert it anytime soon.

From what I understand it would completely halt the development of new/enhanced features for an extended period while the entire application was converted to work on separate threads and most companies cannot afford to push back their development at this time.

When multi-core computers become a majority in a few years, then we'll see more applications becoming multi-threaded because the percentage of users who will benefit from it will have greatly increased. Right now, only relatively new computers are dual-core. There are still a lot of single core computers out there.
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post #15 of 18
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You see, at any time there are multiple programs running. Having two cores splits the loads of running those various programs. 10 minor programs and 1 large program (game) can easily be run by a dual core system.
Great, so I'll get back my extra .05% of the cpu that other processes were using Like I said, it makes basically no difference.
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post #16 of 18
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You see, at any time there are multiple programs running. Having two cores splits the loads of running those various programs. 10 minor programs and 1 large program (game) can easily be run by a dual core system.
Except that windows is stupid and doesn't think like that. Just recently I had two games open and Firefox running. Firefox got Core 0, as did one FAH client. The other FAH client was choked, as Core 1 was dealing with two games and Windows.

If it actually worked, then sure...it'd be great..
     
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Sorry wrong thread
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Except that windows is stupid and doesn't think like that. Just recently I had two games open and Firefox running. Firefox got Core 0, as did one FAH client. The other FAH client was choked, as Core 1 was dealing with two games and Windows.

If it actually worked, then sure...it'd be great..
So you locked up the cpu for windows? thats why your FAH client chocked, it still needs to talk to windows to work and it to busy to reply to the software, that one is less of windows problem.
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