The Epic Debate Part 4: Does Cell unfail?

Our heroes go over how to thread an engine for beginners

Epic Games LogoIN THE LATEST chunk of the GDC chat with Tim Sweeney of Epic and Andrew Richards of Codeplay, the topics are Cell and the cost of threading. If you want to know what the coders and engine guys think of many cores, here you are.

The first revelation is that Cell has failed, then unfailed. Or did it? Then things go on to what you can thread in an engine, and how to go about doing so. The logical conclusion? We won’t spoil it for you, it isn’t all that long a video, you will see.

If you are looking for the first three parts, you can find them here, here and here. Enjoy.S|A

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