Multi-Core and Linux Kernel


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Source: Intel
Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
Rating: (4)

Overview: Any application which is well optimized and scales with SMP will take immediate benefit of the multiple execution cores, provided by the Multi-core architecture. Even if the application is single-threaded, multi-tasking environment will take advantage of these multiple execution cores. 2.6 Linux kernels (which have better SMP scalability compared to 2.4 kernels) take instant advantage of the MC architecture. MC also brings in performance optimization opportunities which will further enhance the performance. This paper published by Intel captures the recent enhancements to the 2.6 Linux Kernel which better support and enhance the performance of Multi-core capable platforms.

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