Re: multicore gizmos
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On 02/16/07 17:16, pinniped wrote:
> 'Multicore' processors are pretty new - older machines have always had
> an enormous number of processors. 80 cores on a single chip would take
With "enormous" always changing. Relative to the number of 2x SMP
systems, very few systems have 8 CPUs, and Very Few (measured in the
10s of thousands) have more than 16. The vast majority of systems
just don't *need* 4 CPUs, much less 8+.
Of course, in 5 years I'll have a 4-core desktop with a 512MB PCIe
video card and GB ethernet, and it'll still average a 0.05 load,
just like today. Sigh.
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