Multiple CPU Performance

Kevin Stevens kevin_stevens at
Wed Nov 26 14:02:39 PST 2003

On Nov 26, 2003, at 13:58, Gerard Samuel wrote:

> I was fortunate to acquire a dual Slot one motherboard.
> I currently only have one PIII 450 in there, and its working without 
> any
> problems so far.
> This box is primarily for www/samba/cvs.
> I was wondering if my PHP apps would benefit (run faster) if I
> introduced a 2nd CPU.

No single program thread will run faster than it would on an unladen 
single-processor machine.  You would gain more in terms of how many 
threads could run concurrently.  In other words: more, not faster.


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