[PD] SMP Questions

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Aug 21 18:17:09 CEST 2007

The DSP and the GUI run in separate processes, so there is some  
benefit.  But the DSP is all in one process, so that will always run  
on one CPU.  AFAIK, Gem processing will also be included in that one  
process, while PDP has the ability to split the processing out into a  
separate thread.


On Aug 21, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Matthew Polashek wrote:

> Hi!
> Anyone know if PD is aided by SMP?  I'm throwing together a new box  
> in which I will install UbuntuStudio with the intention of using it  
> as a live processing rig for live performance using PD.  I'm  
> interested in discovering whether it makes more sense to get a Core  
> 2 Quad processor that runs with a bus speed of 1066 or a Core 2 Duo  
> processor that runs with a bus speed of 1333.  The idea is to  
> reduce latency as much as possible.  I'll get I/O via a RME 9652  
> and a couple Behringer ADA8000 units.  Also, any thoughts on how  
> ram speed plays into this equation?  I'm looking at the Intel  
> dg33fb board.
> Matthew Polashek
> matt at tinysongs.com
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