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Old 03-01-2004, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am researching building a computer that will focuse on mass mpeg-2 decoding. I know the most powerful form of doing this encoding/decoding is by the cpu. I would like to build a dual processor system, but am not sure if the the Operating System will know how to delegate this load between cpu's. I know that some programs, i.e., xmpeg, flask mpeg, have multi threaded software to deal with this. If i have a dual processor system with out multi threaded software will this i still be able to use both processors?? Thanks for your input
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no, it will be processed by one prcessor
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dual-processor setups do not split single tasks. They split the collection of a list of tasks into two stacks.

The only way I know of to do a split-file dual-processor setup is with an MPPU, with at least 3 chips.
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Just make sure the editing software supports dual proc. Things like 3d max, adobe, and some other support dualies.
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