on 5/22/07 9:49 PM US/Central, Rob Poretti at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> CEDAR Cambridge is software that runs on a PC and so has the exact same
> limitation as plug-ins do in terms of CPU processing: in either case, there is
> a finite amount of processing based on the hardware of that platform.
> Even if the processing is occurring on proprietary DSP designs (ex: PCI based
> DSP card), that card still has a finite amount of processing and is
> measurable.... And comparable to native (CPU) processing.
> At the rate CPU speeds/cores are developing I don't know if proprietary DSP
> systems will continue for long. No audio workstation manufacturer can keep up
> with the on-going Intel/AMD battle. Our workstations can be fitted with dual
> quad-core CPU's; you'd be hard-pressed to find equivalent processing in
> dedicated systems.
> In any case, raw power is only a part of the equation; intelligent algorithms
> and implementation is where it's at.