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Re: general question about equipment (dual core Hint)
This is just too funny; Andy's post popped up right when I was about
to post a note about this:
>>> July 13th - Bidule 0.95 released
>>> A new version of Bidule has been released.
>>> New Features:
>>> - Added preliminary support for multicore processing... // (plus
>>> a lot more)
As I a have many computers with both dual and single processors I can
truly say that I have experienced a giant leap in performance every
time a piece of software gets optimized for dual/multi core/cpu.
Logic was first four years ago, recently Ableton and now Bidule. Bad
news for me is that the dual cpu machine I have is stationary while
the laptops I use for concerts are single cpu boxes. I can't wait
until having saved up enough for getting an Intel Core 2 Duo box for
my Bidule/Mobius live looping patch...
On 4 aug 2007, at 13.02, andy butler wrote:
> My experiments on a dual core machine (winXP) showed the following.
> Using Bidule (not optimised for dual core) it becomes apparent that
> all the Bidule processing is done by one of the cores.
> It also seems that the graphics for the operating system are handled
> in just one of the cores.
> WinXP chooses which processes to put onto which core, there doesn't
> seem to be a way to change that.
> If the Bidule processing ends up on the same core as the graphic
> then Bidule has less capability.
> I guess it depends on the order that you start your applications,
> seemed like I could restart Bidule and get it onto the core
> which had the lowest load.
> andy butler
> I don't have any specific knowledge about xp in this respect,
> just looking at the 'performance' tab of the Widows task manager.
> Krispen Hartung wrote:
>> You are correct. Software optimization for dual core is a bonus to
>> take advantage of additional duo core features, but not necessary.
>> The system does a lot of things in the background between the two
>> cores, running the OS and applications that make it much more
>> efficient than a solo core system. Intel wouldn't release a
>> product like this if it's power could only be unleashed by special
>> software optimization. That would be ridiculous.