Posted Dec 15, 2005 15:26 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: SMP alternatives
Parent article: SMP alternatives
Yes, as long as you have more slices per second to give.
Once you've maxed out a single processor, your only recourse is to run the VM on more processors. AFAIK there's no good way of doing this unless the VM is partitioned (parallelized?) as well. Multiple virtual CPUs is the best way of doing this.
But the VM doesn't care! why not always run it in a quad-cpu configuration? Because that wastes cycles if it's just being run on a single CPU.
That's just a guess. It seems an overcomplex solution to me but I haven't looked at the code yet.
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