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Re: [gnugo-devel] Parallelizing GNU Go

From: Arend Bayer
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Parallelizing GNU Go
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 10:38:24 -0500 (EST)

Dave wrote:

> Paul writes:
> > Dave Denholm wrote:
> > > Depending on what happens with hyper-threading...
> > > Also depends on whether gnugo is cpmpute bound or memory bound.
> >
> > i believe it's mostly memory-bound, but who knows :) hyper-threading might
> > become a good reason for going threaded but it is not at the moment 
> > certainly.
> >
> Hmm - if it really is memory bound, then running two threads might
> be *slower* than one thread on a multi-cpu machine : memory
> thrashing may dominate.

My assumption is that GNU Go is mostly CPU bound, with the exception
(of course) of DFA matching (scan_for_patterns), which is memory latency

I base this impression on a few runs witch cachegrind, but it might well
be that I misinterpreted


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