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Apr 29 2006 | 8:34 pm

How does MSP distribute DSP processing on a dual G5? And the same question
if anyone knows about the Native Instrument player for Garritan Personal
Gary Lee Nelson
TIMARA Department
Oberlin College

Apr 30 2006 | 8:36 pm

On 29-Apr-2006, at 22:34, Gary Lee Nelson wrote:
> How does MSP distribute DSP processing on a dual G5?

There was a bunch of discussion on this when the duals first arrived.
It should be in the archives if you can work out a funky search query.

What I recall is that Max/MSP/Jitter didn’t actively support multi-
processors, but that *threads* could find themselves distributed
between processors. So (if my memory isn’t too far off), you might
find your MSP thread on one processor and the scheduler, etc. loaded
off on the other one.

Don’t take my word for it. Try something like "dual processor threads
msp OR jitter joshua-kit-clayton" in Google.
Or forum search for the year when the first DPs arrived.

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