Multithreaded Analysis on Mac Pro
Today we had the opportunity to test a development snapshot of the upcoming beaTunes 1.1 on a brand new Mac Pro (our friends at Alienskin were so nice to let us test on their machine).
That's right: Two Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz processors! To take advantage of the four cores, beaTunes 1.1 will be able to start multiple threads when analyzing your music - working on multiple tracks at once.
The results so far are promising: Preliminary data indicates a speedup of a factor of 1.5 over using a single thread on the same machine.
Not too shabby!