[Bf-committers] Thoughts on speeding up...

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Thu Mar 24 06:13:33 CET 2005

Nick Winters wrote:

>On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 23:34:05 +0100, Stefan Gartner <stefang at aon.at> wrote:
>>On Wednesday, 23. March 2005 23:19, Austin Benesh wrote:
>>>Well, the problem is that Blender is currently a mainly single-threaded
>>>application. Many of us have robust, dual CPU machines with support for
>>>simultaneous multithreading. What should be possible is that Blender
>>>computes the scene in the background, and as you edit the scene, it
>>>'builds' upon this current computation.
>>How many is many? Dual CPU machines weren't that widespread the last time I
>well if you look at what defines "us" blender users, more than the
>usual population has dual processcor machines
>still I don't think it would be a lot [no more than a quarter], and
>we'd still have to do a poll to find out

For serious blender users, blender being smp capable, would be resion enough to go SMP :)
- Cam


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