OT: productivity and long computing delays

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 27 22:13:14 CEST 2006


    Paul> Anyway, I did the same build on a 2 ghz Athlon 64 and was
    Paul> surprised that the speedup was only 35% or so.  I'd have to get a
    Paul> multiprocessor box to obtain really substantial gains.

Maybe your build process is i/o bound.  If you're using GNU make and have
the make dependencies set up properly, the -jN flag (for N = 2 or 3) may
speed things up.

Skip



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