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Re: Conncurrency in Perl

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jan 03, 2005 at 19:14 UTC ( #419022=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Concurrency in Perl

The best line in the article:

(Despite this, I will speculate that today’s single-threaded applications as actually used in the field could actually see a performance boost for most users by going to a dual-core chip, not because the extra core is actually doing anything useful, but because it is running the adware and spyware that infest many users’ systems and are otherwise slowing down the single CPU that user has today. I leave it up to you to decide whether adding a CPU to run your spyware is the best solution to that problem.)

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Re^2: Conncurrency in Perl
by hardburn (Abbot) on Jan 03, 2005 at 19:17 UTC

    I liked that, too, though I think it's a little oversimplified. A multi-core CPU means that I could throw in some extra RAM and do video encoding and play Half-life2 at the same time. Or leave Eve running in the background while I play Generals. I've wanted to do both these things within the last week.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Re^2: Conncurrency in Perl
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Jan 10, 2005 at 13:41 UTC
      The best line in the article:

      (Despite this, I will speculate that today’s single-threaded applications as actually used in the field could actually see a performance boost for most users by going to a dual-core chip, not because the extra core is actually doing anything useful, but because it is running the adware and spyware that infest many users’ systems and are otherwise slowing down the single CPU that user has today. I leave it up to you to decide whether adding a CPU to run your spyware is the best solution to that problem.)

    Adware? Spyware? What are these things of which you speak, asked the OS X user.

    I like the idea of multiple CPUs. It lets Windows worms and viruses spread through your machine much more quickly. (Insert smilie of rolling eyes here.)

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