Posted by Mike Wheeler on February 02, 1999 at 10:01:43:
In Reply to: Thoughts posted by kenkuhlman on February 02, 1999 at 06:38:59:
Thank you for contacting Artifice.
Doubling the number of processors does not double the speed of the computer. There are many factors that determine how fast a commputer is other than processor speed.
Windows NT supports multiple processors at the system level, I believe this makes it so all applications will automatically use the dual processing capabilities. I could be mistaken about this, and someone more versed in high-end Windows hardware may have something to add.
The Power PC G3 chip does not support multiprocessing, the old 604 chip does, and the forthcoming G4 chip will support it. Mac OS's support of multiprocessing has been less than ideal up to this point. I believe the support will be much improved for Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS X.