[fpc-devel] Parallel Computing

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Nov 4 09:05:33 CET 2008

Op Tue, 4 Nov 2008, schreef Michael Schnell:

>> If the machine has a unified cache for both cores like a core duo there is 
>> indeed little chance for improvement by MT.
> Sounds like a reasonable explanation. So a this kind of CPU Chip is more or 
> less a hoax ?

That's too strong. The Intel multicore architecture is a stopgap 
solution, AMD systems scale usually much better. However, that does not 
mean Intel cannot win any benchmark, in fact, they win many benchmarks.
Some applications simply put less stress on the memory architecture than 


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