dual vs single core opteron 100's

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Tue Jan 24 11:10:22 PST 2006

On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 11:47:45AM -0700 I heard the voice of
Ken Gunderson, and lo! it spake thus:
> That was his point- precious few of these exist in FOSS, e.g. X,
> anything Python based, etc.

Don't focus on threading, focus on processing.  X is certainly going
to gain from multiprocessors, because you've got multiple processes
(at least the X server and a client) running.  Web servers will gain
because you can run things on multiple processors.

Me, I'd always take the double.  Life's too short to run one process
at a time.  Dual-core is not remotely as crippled as HT.

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