[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 31 11:22:52 PST 2008

Ignorant question time... what's the difference between a multiprocessor 
box and a multi-core CPU?


Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> My real point here is that you don't *really* have to make a hard
>> choice. Put two installations on your hard drive and use them both.
>> Make a decision which one to use later. Keep your /home and /audio on
>> separate partitions so that everything is available to both. Be
>> prepared for a few issues with things like Gnome config files in your
>> home directory, but even that's not too bad.
>> As I say, if I was going to build a new machine I'd go 32-bit in a
>> second and possibly build a 64-bit chroot later. After 3 years I see
>> no purpose in running 64-bit for recording audio and it gets in the
>> way of too much web-based media.
> Along somewhat similar lines, is anyone experimenting with Ardour and 
> related apps in a multiprocessor box?  While Ardour itself isn't 
> especially CPU hungry, I'd think that being able to spread the processor 
> load from plugins and so forth over multiple CPUs, or assign those tasks 
> to other CPUs could be useful in some situations.
> jms
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