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vincen
2005-09-26, 12:20
Hi,

I'd like to know if SlimServer takes advantage of multiprocessor system ? if I'm running it on bi-G5 for example ?
Does it need something specific in Perl ? as some SMP supports ? and how to know if it's activated or not ?

Thanks for your infos

Vincèn

Dan Sully
2005-09-26, 12:26
* vincen shaped the electrons to say...

>I'd like to know if SlimServer takes advantage of multiprocessor system
>? if I'm running it on bi-G5 for example ?
>Does it need something specific in Perl ? as some SMP supports ? and
>how to know if it's activated or not ?

SlimServer does not currently take advantage of any multi-processor capabilities of the OS.

-D
--
<iNoah> you know, most free operating systems come preinstalled with their own high horse.

max.spicer
2005-09-26, 12:29
SlimServer is single threaded so will not gain any direct advantage on a multi-processor system. That said, it will help it by not being interrupted by other intensive tasks running on the system.

Max


Hi,

I'd like to know if SlimServer takes advantage of multiprocessor system ? if I'm running it on bi-G5 for example ?
Does it need something specific in Perl ? as some SMP supports ? and how to know if it's activated or not ?

Thanks for your infos

Vincèn

radish
2005-09-26, 12:48
Also, of course, any extra processes spawned by slimserver (e.g. decoders/encoders) may well end up on other processors. Running a few instances of flac can eat up the cycles so having another processor (or core) will be useful in that case.

vincen
2005-09-26, 12:55
thanks to you, and also Dan and Max for your so quick answers and
helpful infos.

So to resume everything, slimserver itselfs will only benefit one
processor (only advantage of SMP is that server might be less busy as
other tasks are distributed through processors) leaving more time for
SlimServer process.

Processes spawned by SlimServer itself such as FLAC decoder are
managed by os and so can be automatically passed to an other
processor, so indirectly more than one processor could help general
behaviour of SlimServer.

Is it a good view of SMP use with SlimServer ?

Thanks

Vincèn

Le 26 sept. 05 à 21:48, radish a écrit :

>
> Also, of course, any extra processes spawned by slimserver (e.g.
> decoders/encoders) may well end up on other processors. Running a few
> instances of flac can eat up the cycles so having another processor
> (or
> core) will be useful in that case.
>
>
> --
> radish
>

max.spicer
2005-09-26, 14:41
Sounds right to me.

Max


thanks to you, and also Dan and Max for your so quick answers and
helpful infos.

So to resume everything, slimserver itselfs will only benefit one
processor (only advantage of SMP is that server might be less busy as
other tasks are distributed through processors) leaving more time for
SlimServer process.

Processes spawned by SlimServer itself such as FLAC decoder are
managed by os and so can be automatically passed to an other
processor, so indirectly more than one processor could help general
behaviour of SlimServer.

Is it a good view of SMP use with SlimServer ?

Thanks

Vincèn