[rc5] several processors
gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Thu Aug 28 17:52:57 EDT 1997
Not having written meaningfully to some of the platforms supported by
the Bovine client(s), I'm still curious:
Is it very hard to have a pre-client detect the number of
processors and then fork() (or equivalent) the right number of client
I'd suspect that on some systems it's just impossible to get the
number of processors from the system. But most of the ones I've
written to have *something* that will do the trick. DOS is an obvious
exception since SMP BIOSes don't seem to be quite interchangeable.
-- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
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Subject: Re: [rc5] several processors
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Date: 1997/08/28 14:28
Rocket Socks <Eric.S.Smith at williams.edu> wrote:
>If a machine has plural processors - I know that you can run plural
>clients - one per processor.
>But if you only run one client, will that run twice as fast instead?
Only on the Mac - on all other computers you need to run one client per
processor to use all processors.
This is in the FAQ: <http://rc5.distributed.net/FAQ/rc5faq.html>
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