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Wolfgang Weisselberg 05-15-2013 08:19 PM

Re: Processor upgrade
 
Floyd L. Davidson <floyd@apaflo.com> wrote:

> The solution is not to look for the fastest CPU as such,
> but rather look for the chip with the most cores. Even
> if each core is half as fast as those on some other
> chip, the times when the speed of any one or two cores
> is the problem are rare. And when a process can be
> spread out over multiple cores... there ain't nothing
> like a pair of 6 core chips!


Sure there is: a rig with 24 cores. Or 100 cores. Or 1000
cores. (See Beowulf cluster).

-Wolfgang


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