Squeak on the PlayStation 3

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Fri Jan 19 22:41:31 UTC 2007

On 19-Jan-07, at 12:20 PM, Aaron Reichow wrote:

> is there any way the second core in the CPU is getting used?  I  
> mean, obviously it isn't be used by Squeak through native threads,  
> but would various prims being called be managed by different cores  
> in the CPU, as delegated by Mac OS X? Just curious...

I suspect what is happening is that when running something intensive  
like a benchmark Squeak is getting basically uninterrupted attention  
from one cpu and all the other work is going to the other core. What  
this indicates is that about 30% of all the time on a single core  
machine is being wasted on trivia like running the OS and all the  
rest of the stuff that sits there sucking up cycles.

Now we have a basis for supporting Dan Ingall's old comment about OSs  
and how there shouldn't be one :-)

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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