[PD] puredata evolution
pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Tue May 29 19:32:30 CEST 2007
This has been a fascinating thread about the direction of PD.
I've been thinking about parallelism and PD as multi-core processors
become common. How hard would it be to make PD able to take advantage
of parallel architecture? I'm guessing that it is decidedly
non-trivial, as lack of threading is already an issue in contention
between the GUI and audio processing.
Without some support for parallelism, PD could be going as fast as it
will ever go -- the trend seems to be that CPU speeds will not be
climbing much (at least not dramatically like they have until now), and
increasing numbers of cores will be the path to greater speed and power.
Is there any hope in this direction?
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