[mythtv-users] How well does MythTV use threads?
ylee at pobox.com
Mon Apr 16 12:17:17 UTC 2007
clemens at dwf.com <clemens at dwf.com> says:
> The real question here is: would it be better to use a faster single
> processor Pentium4 or a slower pair of Core 2 duo processors in a FE
Go with the Core 2 Duo duo. As a small example of just how more
efficient Intel's Core microarchitecture is than its previous designs,
my five months-old 1.6GHz quad-core Clovertown Xeon (E5310) slave
backend compiles the mythtv-suite ATrpms SRPM in about a half hour,
while my two years-old 3.0GHz Pentium 4 (HT 630) frontend/master
backend compiles it in about 45 minutes. This, even while the Xeon is
also running a VMware instance.
Right now, Intel's latest and greatest is so, so much better than
AMD's latest and greatest (and that much more so than Intel's previous
latest and greatest) that anyone who buys something other than it to
build a MythTV box--as notorious a horsepower-drainer as anything out
there--ought to have very good reasons for doing so.
Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | +1 650 776 7763 | San Francisco CA US
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