[mythtv] SMP and harware Recommendations
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 15:36:20 -0400
On Thursday 19 September 2002 03:19 pm, email@example.com wrote:
> My questions are
> 1. Will MythTV take advantage of the Dual processors?
It should, things are fairly heavily threaded -- 3 threads each for both
playback and recording. Of course, most of the really heavy computational
stuff takes place in 1 thread each on record and playback, but having a
dualie should still help.
Memory contention/cache issues may impact performance, but I wouldn't think
it'd be all that bad. Depends on how the kernel schedules things, how much
it bounces around between CPUs, etc.
> 2. Since the AIW card isn't going to be nice would a GF4MX and an ATI
> TV-wonder be a good pair (I'm trying to stay near $100 to replace the AIW
> and tigerdirect.com has both) or would I really be better off with the
> GF4MX and a Hauppauge card?
Yeah, the gf4mx and an ati tv wonder should work.