Maybe I'm wrong, as I'm not a computer engineer or programmer; sorry for my limited knowledge and understanding, the multiple core processors are basically channeling dual or quad processes through different pipelines at the same given speed. Sorry if this sounds stupid...
My first personal computer was a Compaq Contura. If I recall, it was either before Pentium or it's the first Pentium generation. Till now, there's multiple cores on a same processor, but for some reason I was thinking of my old VAIO LX-900 desktop that had a Pentium III (Tualatin) running at 1.2 GHz. I loved that computer because it was just one processor and one core and it was amazingly fast to be running multiple programs while process multiple commands.
It struck me thinking: What are the possibilities of having a personal computer with multiple processors running at different speeds? Will it process commands and instructions faster than multiple cores?
What if there are multiple processors with only single core but each processing at different speeds according to the operating system to determine the complexity and resources required to process the commands and instructions?
I was thinking the standard deviation bell curve. I was thinking that in most personal computing, at each end of the spectrum are background functions of minimal processing power to the extreme heavy-load of graphics rendering that requires maximum processing power are on the ends of the bell curve. Most every day software requires the middle two deviations of the bell curve.
What if there are 2 or 4 single core processors running at different speeds that are designed to maximize the throughput of commands and instructions that are separated into 4-types; like cooking a piece of steak from black & blue, rare, medium-rare and well-done. Obviously the black & blue are the minimal processing power required to the well-done that requires heavy load of the processor. I guess would there a possibility to work with Mac OS X and Windows 8 to possibly do some R&D?
Thanks for Listening.