Im a newbie to multi-core apps and have been studying concurrent frameworks and found the smoke framework interesting to experiment with. =)
Has anyone tried using the smoke framework on a quad-core ? I'm using a q6600 w/o hyper threading and found out that
on 4 threads on release build i've been getting a 5-6 fps reading for this demo.
I tried using the thread profiler and the profiler seems to be displaying a "Frequent use of contended synchronization was detected" .. i traced it with a view source and it was showing some overheads(yellow vertical lines) and that the threads were synchronizing too frequently.
If there are too may synch activities how can i optimize this so that i can limit the synching activities?