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Paula

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Multi-core processing
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:32:19 AM »
Hi Guys

Can HAC use multi-core processing? My iPhone friends say that Android sucks and can't use multi-core. Intel says that to.

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Paula

Malkom

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Re: Multi-core processing
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 08:10:56 AM »
Hi Guys

Can HAC use multi-core processing? My iPhone friends say that Android sucks and can't use multi-core. Intel says that to.

Thanks
Paula
Hi Paula

Android can use multi-core processing since Honeycomb, February 2011 although HAC itself is still mainly single threaded except for GPS and other stuff that the Android OS handles. 

http://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

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Support for multicore processor architectures

Android 3.0 is the first version of the platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor architectures. A variety of changes in the Dalvik VM, Bionic library, and elsewhere add support for symmetric multiprocessing in multicore environments. These optimizations can benefit all applications, even those that are single-threaded. For example, with two active cores, a single-threaded application might still see a performance boost if the Dalvik garbage collector runs on the second core. The system will arrange for this automatically.


Malkom
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 09:35:51 AM by Malkom »
I am sorry but I do not have time to answer questions by PM or email.
If you post your questions in this forum then it might help others.

Paula

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Re: Multi-core processing
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 07:59:08 AM »
Thats cool Malkom and thank you for the details.