From: David O'Callaghan (ocalladw at domain tcd.ie)
Date: Thu 14 Jun 2001 - 12:09:01 IST
> > In general it's not a big problem, unless you're running software with
> > a constant working set > the cache on the Celeron and < that on PIII.
> If I knew what a working set was, I might worry about this, but
> ignorance is bliss...
To ruin your bliss, it's something like this: (erk.. rhymes...)
If the current program has a small lump of code that it continually uses
or some small portion of memory that it's constantly accessing for data
this is its working set. If you can store those bits of code or those
data in a cache this has a significant speed advantage.
So if the working set is too big to fit in the cache of the Celeron
stuff will constantly get pushed out of the cache and slow things down.
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