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Old 01-12-2006, 07:46 AM   #1
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Question Computer Animation Software with SMP?


Does anyone know of a free linux computer animation program that supports dual processors? I don't mean for rendering only. I want the whole program to support SMP. -Yes I tried google, all I get is links to forums asking when Blender will have SMP support.

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Old 01-12-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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Blender (http://www.blender3d.org) is probably the best-of-breed program out there. I'm using it right now for professional video work.

The program already supports threads, and from an application program point-of-view that means that "it supports SMP." (SMP=Symmetric MultiProcessing... more than one CPU.)

The kernel, and only the kernel, determines how and where the eligible threads may be dispatched, and on what processor(s). If an application makes multiple threads available, it creates the opportunity .. but never the guarantee .. that it may be dispatched on multiple CPUs.
 
  


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