Re: gthread: how many cores do I have?

On Sat 2010-04-03 01:20:37, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> > It is traditional term, and it is ambiguous these days. CoreDuo is Intel *processor*.
> So what? Intel might call it a "processor" today, a "flux capacitor"
> tomorrow. It isn't like they would be known to choose one name for

The fact that biggest cpu manufacturer calls package "processor" today
means that term is clearly abgiguous, and better be avoided.

> something and stay with it. Is Intel  going to change the terminology
> used in existing APIs like Linux's sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN)? Is
> Intel going to rewrite computing literature to stop using the term
> "multiprocessor"? Sheesh.

No, but new functions/literature/documentation should better be

g_get_concurrent_threads() would be one such option -- you really want
the api to return 2 on pentium 4 HT. (And while pentium 4 HT may be
called multiprocessor machine due to SMT, it clearly is not have 2
processors... which just shows how bad the naming got.) 

(cesky, pictures)

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