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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
16 cores is nonsense. They should learn what Amdahl's Law means.

What possible desktop operating system will really make use of 16 cores? You think Windows 8 is going to make use of 16 cores? Not in any meaningful way.

This is AMD's way of saying that Moore's Law has finally run out of gas.

9 posted on 11/26/2012 9:55:49 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: backwoods-engineer

NOT using Windows here.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 10:10:48 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: backwoods-engineer

> What possible desktop operating system will really make use of 16 cores? You think Windows 8 is going to make use of 16 cores? Not in any meaningful way.

You could easily do it with Ada using the ‘Task’ construct so that each portion (and even subportions thereof), the main reason you aren’t going to be getting full use of multi-core/multi-processor is because [most] applications, including OSes, really haven’t been designed for it.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:22 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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