Hyperthreading hurts 5.3?
ml at netfence.it
Thu Jan 13 03:07:03 PST 2005
Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Where these computations in which all threads were doing pretty much the
> same thing?
Not exactly the same algorithm and on different set of data.
> And was it floating-point?
> (Doesn't the processor have just one FPU, or something like that?)
I don't really know (I made this test almost for fun and curiosity), but
I really supposed this must be true. Anyway I saw both CPU at 100%.
> An AMD processor will also melt or catch fire if the CPU fan fails,
> whereas an Intel processor won't.
In the past.
Nowadays they have some sort of protection.
BTW I've already seen a couple of (old) Athlons with a failing fan; they
run overheated probably for months with occasional system lockups, but
they are now working good with a new fan.
I'll stop here, we are going OT (and flaming :)...
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