I am having a doubt. Whenever we talk about multiple cores in processors, aren't those "cores" invisible to the software running on it? My perception is, had the processor been a multi-processor, then the operating system running on it should be aware of physical processors and arrange for bus/ memory arbitration. In other words, what does "core" in processor technically mean? (Please do not point to Wikipedia or something similar). Any truly techical article on that?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:16 PM
(Please do not point to Wikipedia or something similar).
OK, I know what you mean
Any truly techical article on that?
No, but an image is worth a thousand words:
This might actually be of interest:
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