Dual Core vs HyperThreading vs Dual CPU

Danial Thom danial_thom at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 12 06:26:11 PST 2006

--- Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu>

> On Jan 11, 2006, at 12:36 PM, Danial Thom
> wrote:
> > Wait, I can "download music, run a virus
> scanner
> > and play games" all at the same time? wow.
> Wait,
> > I can do that anyway. Does each core have its
> own
> > hard drive too?
> >
> > I wonder how many meetings they had before
> they
> > came up with that "description" of the
> benefits
> > of dual core technology. People are so easily
> > bamboozled.
> >
> > DT
> 	No kidding. But I doubt the competence of
> people that buy computers  
> from big name manufacturers, unless they bought
> it maybe for server  
> applications, large scale deployment of
> machines, etc. Gotta love  
> their little Flash graphics with the "balls"
> representing "bits",  
> just hopping along the CPU/cores... lol.
> -Garrett

Interesting view. Perhaps the ability to get the
"same thing" has value to "some people"? If you
factor in the costs of labor and acquisition
costs Dell is a pretty good deal. They use solid
supermicro MBs AFAIK, so there is no
technological downside. Frankly I don't use them,
but if I were buying many system for a large
company its a good way to go.

Frankly, I question the competence of scores of
people who "upgrade" their open-source OS servers
witout testing it first. The assumption that
because something is newer that its better is
just as incompetent as the assumption that big
companies sell better products. Relying on
useless benchmarks and highly questionable
testing techniques is exactly the same as buying
into marketing hype.


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