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Sander Sassen Apr 25, 2005, 06:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Most applications that we use on the desktop today are NOT multithreaded? Beg to Differ
Alright, after some delay Intel shipped us a 3.2GHz (840) dual core processor and 955 chipset motherboard, before I let her go on a standard set of benchmarks that'll not do much for dual core, I'd like for you to tell me what you'd like to see. Keep in mind that we don't have time for elaborate testing schemes, as we're out to see if dual core can prove its worth on the desktop.

If you have any suggestions feel free to post them in the below thread, or email me directly at ssassen@hardwareanalysis.com.

Dual core benchmarking, we'd like your input
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/42925/

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Alexander Kowalski Apr 27, 2005, 07:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Most applications that we use on the desktop today are NOT multithreaded? Beg to Differ
I would examine the testing tools other sites have used to examine the effects of Multithreaded code in the Operating Systems as well as applications running on it that are multiply-threaded designed.

There are a few benchmarks programs out there online that test this & iirc, are freebies too!

(It's better than writing up some code yourself & attempting to do tests that check this imo, takes less time!)

APK

Bond Keevil Mar 31, 2006, 01:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Most applications that we use on the desktop today are NOT multithreaded? Beg to Differ
Having used a dual processor motherboard before, I noticed that there wasn't a significant performance boost if you were running a single program. While most programs have more than one thread, many of these are idle 99% of the time.

Where I did notice performance was when you had more than one process executing at a time. For example, writing a letter in Word while your anti-virus software is performing a full system scan in the background. In such cases, I didn't even notice a slowdown.

In short, it's not the number of threads, but the number of threads actually executing.

I am not sure what will happen with this dual-core technology, because my understanding is that they share the same L2 cache. Could the two processors actually run concurrently if they are constantly locking each other out of a shared cache?


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