On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 15:15 -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Processors are not speeding up at all, to a first
> Haven't you noticed? Moore's law stopped operating about two years ago.
Yes, speed increases in single processors have stalled. Which is why
there are a lot more SMP and multicore systems deployed now. Clocks
per dollar seems to be continuing to rise on a roughly 2^n curve, even
though clocks per processor aren't.
Unless rpm and yum are multi-threaded, this makes little difference.
Are they? Seth? Jeff?
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