DualCore Support?



  • Will PA take advantage of the DualCore Support?


  • conexware

    i think there was an thread about this - 7zip already supports it…



  • Does this mean, that PA also support this?


  • conexware

    yes, 7zip format in PowerArchiver supports it…



  • what about other formats like ZIP?



  • How would you define “dual core support”? OS considers those as 2 CPUs… and most programms today use multiple threads so actually dual core or multi CPU systems are automatically supported…


  • conexware

    @tjukic:

    How would you define “dual core support”? OS considers those as 2 CPUs… and most programms today use multiple threads so actually dual core or multi CPU systems are automatically supported…

    indeed, what he is thinking about is actually using both cpu’s for compression of the same file.

    In fact, I know I wouldnt be using it since main plus for dual core cpus for me personally is ability to do more things at once.



  • Well yes, that’s what I presumed, but why would one want to use both cores for a single task. Gain from that in compression algorithms requires parallel processing of several chunks which demands algorithm rewrite.
    Most of the time that would be just waste of resources as one core should be available for interface thread or whatever else you do meanwhile your data compresses.


  • conexware

    @tjukic:

    Well yes, that’s what I presumed, but why would one want to use both cores for a single task. Gain from that in compression algorithms requires parallel processing of several chunks which demands algorithm rewrite.
    Most of the time that would be just waste of resources as one core should be available for interface thread or whatever else you do meanwhile your data compresses.

    it makes sense if you are not using computer at that time. And I am pretty sure that due to heavy memory and hard disk usage, it wouldnt trully help with 7zip - but then again, 7zip does support dual core.


 

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