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News Intel buys parallelism companies

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Aug 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Intel trying to persuade me I didn't waste money on an i7? Tempting read...

    FWIW, I didn't. Cakewalk Sonar Producer is heavily multi-threaded. Though it's a pricey way to the top if you wanna rock and roll... ;)
     
  3. Star*Dagger

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    As a PC Gamer I heartily encourage this trend. If normal apps are getting the multi-core treatment then games will 1) have a base of developer who know multi-core/threaded code 2) benefit from said coding. This means more utilization of our quad (and beyond) core processors. Kudos to intel.

    Yours in multi-core Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Multi-threading is the way to go. If Intel can deliver better support for it AMD will be happy too. In the end, customers will be happier too.

    Win-Win, eh?
     
  5. amacieli

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    Anyone know if database engines like Oracle and SQL Server are fully multi-threaded?
     
  6. V3ctor

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    I still don't know why I have 4 cores... Still don't use them... Q6600 Cheesecake... =)
     
  7. Elton

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    At one point though wouldn't there be a wall like the frequency wall? I mean it costs quite a bit to produce programs that are multi-core..

    Well at least a bit longer.
     
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    Whenever I look into quad core supporting emulators I always find out that a good 90% that support 2 cores don't support any more than that. They say allowing use of more than 2 cores would mean a dramatic change in their code so I think if people got over that barrier then if you can support an extra 3 cores why should an extra 31 make a difference? I'm going on intel's working 32 core processor btw.
     
  9. Elton

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    An extra 31 would take well..More time to code for it, and time is money. Eventually it would be far too inefficient,

    Imagine a 100+ core procesor..
     
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    @Elton

    I don't believe the programming will work like that, once you optimize your code to run in multi threading I believe the changes will be as small as changing the number of cores hat the software will work with in the code without actually having to recode anything else.
     
  11. Elton

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    Perhaps, I guess my perception of code isn't too good on all levels then. :thumb:
     
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    Dunno if this was responded to, but quite definitely yes. So is Teradata.
     
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