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Re: core 2 duo

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
To: Frank Bax <fbax(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: core 2 duo
Date: 2006-12-17 13:21:55
Message-ID: 45854473.8050302@mail.nih.gov (view raw or flat)
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Frank Bax wrote:
> This might be old news to a lot of people, but I'm wondering if pg 
> will automatically use both processors concurrently in a Core 2 Duo 
> system.  I'm planning to install OpenBSD 4.0 with SMP kernel (bsd.mp) 
> and install pg using their binary 8.1.5 package.
I don't think so.  These SMP machines are simply two processors.  If you 
run one query, only one process is used, so only one processor.  If you 
have two independent queries (from two different users, for example), 
two processes will be used and then the second processor can be utilized.

Sean

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