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Kevin Feathers

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Message 33765 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 15:56:45 UTC

Hi, are there any projects that can dedicate all processor cores to a single task?

Perhaps it would be an idea to keep this updated for others who may be interested?
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Message 33767 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 18:22:26 UTC - in response to Message 33765.  

AQUA@Home is the only project thus far with multithreading capability.
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Message 35976 - Posted: 5 Dec 2010, 20:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 33765.  

As long as the memory footprint of the application is small, involving multiple processors will reduce performance. The owner of the machine should instead start multiple jobs.
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Message 35987 - Posted: 7 Dec 2010, 15:50:27 UTC - in response to Message 35976.  

As long as the memory footprint of the application is small, involving multiple processors will reduce performance.

Do you mean this as a rule???????

A 32-thread application could work on a say half meg memory block with no (0) contention. Depends just on the algorithm. It may spend 1/2 CPU time in locking, or no at all.

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