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Glenn Williamson wrote:
>We've got an app here that _needs_ to be fairly real-time and responsive,
>unfortunately it's fairly clunky and slow .. I noticed once that it ran
>upwards of 50 concurrent threads .. is that too many? Is it a lot? Is there
>a suggested maximum number of concurrent threads?
>It's on MacOS-X 10.1.5, 256Mb RAM, 2 x PowerPC G4. Beastly enough (for a
There's a pretty good chance that's too many threads, yes. I just
finished a performance tuning competition run by Intel on Dual Xeon
boxes & got a 5x throughput increase by cutting the number of processing
threads from 42 to 6. (It was to optimize an XML database written in
Java, but, you know).
The rule of thumb is to start at the number of threads you have
processors & increase them until your CPU maxes out. Any more than that
& you're just thrashing.
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