[PD] SMP Questions

Matthew Polashek matt at tinysongs.com
Tue Aug 21 22:11:03 CEST 2007

> Tim Blechmann wrote:
>>> Anyone know if PD is aided by SMP?
>> basically no ...
> With the small exception that, as Hans mentioned, two cores will be  
> of benefit because the graphics process can run on its own core.

This is not insignificant.

>>> 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.
>> to make use of a multicore machine the only way to utilize all  
>> cores is
>> to run several instances of pd, that are connected via jackdmp.
> Now *there's* an idea.  Would that really work?  What would be the  
> downside -- aside from the memory needed to run multiple copies of  
> PD? I can imagine a very powerful modular system built on this model.

More importantly, can multiple instance of PD run under one user or  
would it need to be under different users?  Also, would they be able  
to communicate with each other, or would Jackdmp handle the  


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