[RC5] Linux clients

Joe Zbiciak j-zbiciak1 at ti.com
Mon Jan 19 10:56:00 EST 1998


Hi,

| i see 2 linux clients.
| mt and non-mt
| what is the difference.

The acronym "mt" means "multithreaded".  

There are two main improvements in the mt client vs. the non-mt client:

1) It can upload/download blocks while it's still cracking, thus making
   it slightly faster at cracking.

2) If you have multiple CPUs, it can start a thread for each CPU
   automatically.

The "non-mt" client should only be used if you're having trouble
getting the "mt" client to work.  

Is this information in a FAQ somewhere?  I don't recall seeing it anywhere
other than in discussion here in this group.

Regards,

--Joe

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