||[Feb. 27th, 2007|10:20 am]
This is the CPU utilization chart during a compute-intensive task on my work machine:
The two cores switch roles but there's never anything for both to do. Of course, this shouldn't be surprising since virtually nothing other than perhaps some games is normally multi-threaded (and why would it be, considering it's exponentially harder to debug.) Nevertheless, even as the ugly memory of the clock speed wars is still fresh, we're in the middle of the bloody core wars! Dual core, and now quad core and eight-core. Oooh. I can't wait to have more utterly useless, expensive processing power on my desktop. Do you need suggestions for new names, Intel? How about hypersupermulti-core? Seriously, I don't think these guys are capable of selling anything
with a straight face anymore.
Can you guess what this is?
It's the interior of my coffee mug! I do clean it every time. I can't imagine what it must be doing to my teeth. Aiieee!
In other news, there's been no hot water in my apartment complex for the last few days. Cold showers in near-freezing water stop being that
much fun after a while.