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[Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« on: January 18, 2014, 12:31:56 pm »
I was wondering if down the road, BR will have build in support for multi-core & multi-socket computers.

 Almost all modern computers come equipped with multi-core processors, making it possible to multi-thred programs to run much faster and more efficient.
 Multithreading support must be implemented into the programming it's self.

 Multi-socket ( more than 1 CPU ) is nothing new in the world of computer servers. This feature enables servers / personal computers to split up CPU tasks, making things much faster - especially with multi-player servers.
 Multi-socket support must be implemented into the programming as well.
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Re: Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 01:57:13 pm »
Multicore/Multithreading support is amazingly simple through .NET 4.5's Parallelism.  We've tied it into a few simple things already (game load, some of chunk loading) and will be definitely be making some significant use of it as we go.

Despite .NET 4.5's Parallel setup being ridiculously easy to use, there will be some cases where manual threading would actually benefit more.  We're going to want to keep the manual threading to a minimum, however, due to the notorious debugging difficulties involved and potential time sinks.
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 05:06:16 pm »
Looking forward to the performance boosts. :)

Just an FYI I have an 8 core processor in my desktop that I'd be very willing to use for testing if you have the need of it.
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 05:29:56 pm »
if I had the money, i'd buy a 4 socket motherboard, and use a 16 core processor in each one .... cost about $3,800 +-

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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 05:34:11 pm »
if I had the money, i'd buy a 4 socket motherboard, and use a 16 core processor in each one .... cost about $3,800 +-

You sir are crazy.  I just have the AMD Vishera 4.1GHz 8 core and I can cold boot from my SSD to desktop in 4 seconds. I don't really see any need for more power for at least several years. lol 

(I built my new pc from scratch out of need for school, graphic designing can be surprisingly intensive, and tried to get as many sale items as possible. spent only $1,300)

Edit: not only that but can most OSes even run off of multi-socket setups?  I know servers use it but I don't see why they would code windows to have support for that. I honestly don't know anyone with a multi-socket pc or mac.
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 02:48:03 am »
A long time ago I had a duel socket IBM computer, which ran Windows 2000.
 It used both sockets when I ran multi programs at the same time.

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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 12:26:04 pm »
Looking forward to the performance boosts. :)

Just an FYI I have an 8 core processor in my desktop that I'd be very willing to use for testing if you have the need of it.

Nifty!  We've got a bunch of quad core AMD's but no 8 core. (We're looking to go with Intel i7's for the next batch of development rigs).  The Parallelism *should* automatically adjust for as many cores as the machines has, but some tests on an 8 core would be interesting to see how we can maybe adjust the CPU load balance.
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 12:52:16 pm »
6 Core here. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Gib updat pl0x
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 02:11:58 pm »
Pfft. Shinier 6 core here. Gib update.
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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 02:23:08 pm »
*cough* 8-Core AMD FX-8350 at 4.00 GHz

Water-cooled, plenty of overclocking capacity...

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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 06:17:18 pm »
same CPU as strait Raider

have not really started ot OC it yet

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Re: [Answered] Multi-Core & Multi-Socket Support ?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 03:23:14 pm »
Dude same.  Gib update plox. O_O
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