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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] GNURadio and multi core processors

From: Tom Rondeau
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] GNURadio and multi core processors
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:55:41 -0400

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:27 AM, William Cox <address@hidden> wrote:
> Howdy,
> How well does GNURadio + GRC play with multicore processors? I'm running a
> program that streams video on an Intel Atom-based processors and it's not
> really able to keep up. I was going to try out the dual-core Atom's if
> GNURadio would play nicely with it.
> Thanks.
> -William

GNU Radio by default uses a "thread-per-block" scheduler, which means
(as the name implies) that each block you instantiate runs in its own
thread. This architecture scales very well to multicore processors, so
I expect you'll see a nice boost in performance with a dual core Atom.


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