I'am currently working on a multithreaded demo and I usualy test the load balancing performance on a quadcore 2.4 ghz. My Library show interesting performance from 1 to 4 core, I use a kind of data parallel model to dispatch work on multiple core. Since yesterday, We try our demo on a corei7 and the performance are not so great...
On my quadcore, from 1 thread to 2 threadswe can deal with 1,6 time more 3D objects on screen, from 1 thread to 3 threads, 2.1x more objects and from 1 thread to 4 threads 2.5 more objects (see the test here :http://www.acclib.com/2009/01/load-balancing-23012009.html).
The test is basicaly a fish tank in witch i add a bunch of sphere until system run out of processing power. Each sphere can interact with the fish tank (so they stay inside) and can interact with each other.
On my new corei7, from 1 to 8 threads we can only deal with 4x more objects. (detailed test is availlable here : http://www.acclib.com/2009/01/load-balancing-corei7-27012009.html)
What is going on ? Anybody can explain this to me ?
I know that the corei7 is not a octocore processor but I expected a bit more...
Vincent, if you want more informations on this project feel free to read www.acclib.com