Quote:> Well, double chipped systems aren't used much for everyday computer.
But shure for heavy computing.
Quote:> Some programs that are made to use them in suedo root mode will run
> better, but that's about it.
As soon as more than two jobs are running, there's a huge benefit.
Imagine playing quake without performance loss while compiling wine
or something alike.
Quote:> If I were you, I'd look at the new AMD K chip series, or Cyrix's chips.
> They're faster than Intel's anyway.
Floating performance? Shure?
Quote:> On the other hand, if you don't need
> an x86, you could go with a Dec machine, and run Linux on it! Decs,
> especailly Alphas will WAY outperform much else in the desktop area.
And have their price.
What does a dual board with two P133 cost today? A nothing, merely.
And that is a computer that in many respects can outperform a Dual
>> I've been thinking about buying one of those Tyan Tomcat III dual
>> Pentium motherboards for my Linux machine. I guess the only reason I
>> want to do it is because I can. Anyway, will I see a benefit from
>> having dual CPU's when I do simple tasks such as compiling a few
>> thousand lines of C.
You will have to use the -j switch for make, so that more than one gcc
runs will be started at a time. For a 2-processor machine, that
(nearly, maybe 1.9) doubles the speed.
For one single application - no, sorry. No improvement.
Quote:>> Is anyone running on the motherboard I mentioned? I'm really curious
>> on what kind of performance I should expect and if I'll encounter any
>> problems along the way with Linux running in a multiprocessor
No, we are using the Gigabyte Board, but I wouldn't expect too many
problems, if at all.
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