[self-interest] Would Self benefit from multiprocessors?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Wed Jan 2 16:53:21 UTC 2002


> I'm about to upgrade my home box to a SparcStation 20,

You mean the model before the Ultra 1? I guess I am not the only one 
with his own museum ;-)

> which should
> run Self a bit more nimbly than the SS5 I've got now (although I'm
> amazed at how well Self does run on the 5).

With enough memory it is reasonably usable.

> The question is, would
> Self benefit particularly from multiple processors being fitted to
> the SS20? Any notions?

I used a Meiko with 10 SS20 processors for a while and since I was 
sharing it with other people this made a noticable difference. Self 
doesn't use "native threads", but if you run the X server on the same 
box then multiprocessing might help even if you are the only user on 
the machine.

-- Jecel

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