What is Microsoft roadmap/direction on Intel Multi-core?
Do the Microsoft server products such as IIS, SQL Server etc need to be re-coded and recompiled to take advantage of multi-core?http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17682&ch=infotech&sc=&pg=1
The article indicates that for dual-core processors the OS (Win and Mac OS X) can effectively split applications. But when it comes to 4, 8, 16 or more cores the apps themselves need to be modified to gain performance. Hence WinXP or Vista might do well (not best) with Dual-core but not with a Quad-core.
How do the software products distinguish between multi-core and multi-processor?
More thoughts on the above questions would be helpful,