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Are some distro's better to use for multi-core cpu's, or is it the individual aps, independent of the distro, that are important? If it is the distro, is one DE ...
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- 03-10-2012 #1
Are some distro's better for multiple core cpu's?
Are some distro's better to use for multi-core cpu's, or is it the individual aps, independent of the distro, that are important? If it is the distro, is one DE better, or faster with multi-threads than others?Registered Linux user #526930
- 03-11-2012 #2
I think so. If you use Arch Linux, I believe that is optimized for i586 where most other distros are optimized for i386...it's not exactly multi CPU specific but it's a difference. Gentoo is compiled to run specifically for your own CPU(s)....I'm sure there are others too.
- 03-11-2012 #3
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You can build your own kernel to more closely match your CPU class - beyond that there is not going to be much difference.
- 03-11-2012 #4
Adding to the above comments, most modern distros have support for multiple cores.
But I've not read anything that states, specifically, that one distro is better for multi-core than another.
- 03-11-2012 #5
I find that most times the issue isn't the OS supporting multiple cores.
The issue is the software. Many software titles still address only 1 core or don't
take advantage of the other cores.
This causes the system to lag when numerous software is running and all of them are accessing the same core of a multi core cpu.
- 03-12-2012 #6
Thanks for the replies. What Taz says is what I understood, but something I read on another site about Ubuntu not working well/fast on six core processors made me wonder if I had it right.Registered Linux user #526930
- 03-12-2012 #7