multi-core processors

Rob Kendrick rjek at netsurf-browser.org
Fri Mar 25 18:23:19 GMT 2016


On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 04:58:05PM +0000, Jim Nagel wrote:
> Some of the new Arm hardware running RiscOS (e.g. the ArmX6 and 
> Titanium) has a multi-core processor.  So far, of course, RiscOS lacks 
> the ability to make use of the extra potential.
> 
> Question occurs to me:  what's the situation with the other platforms 
> on which Netsurf runs -- Amiga, Atari, etc?  Does multi-core ability 
> exist in hardware there?
> 
> Do the Netsurf developers have ideas for how Netsurf could take 
> advantage of the extra processing power when the OSes allow it?

NetSurf is single-threaded, by design.  It won't take direct advantange
of multiple cores.  It'll still be faster on those systems which support
multiple CPUs, because the OS can run on one while NetSurf runs on
another.

B.



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