[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.
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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