[ut2003io] suggestion for posible smp improvement

Ryan C. Gordon ryan at epicgames.com
Wed Oct 23 17:55:12 EDT 2002

>>Are optimizations of this kind possible, and if they are, will 
>>they happen in  the future?
> Sorry, no and no.

To clarify:

Moving the server to a separate CPU is nontrivial in ut2003. You can run 
the dedicated server program separately, though, and the kernel will put 
it on a separate processor, but you still fight for memory, etc.

The client does Ogg Vorbis decoding in a separate thread, and OpenAL 
mixing in a third thread. These will already scale to multiple CPU setups.


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