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Why is loading chunks of data into the cpu cache an efficient way of processing?

I know that loading instructions into the cache increases the speed of processing overall. Is the answer to the question connected to organization and speed?
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Is there a way to manually tell OS X to allocate additional resources to processing for an app?

I know that in some cases, opening up multiple instances of an app will get the job done, but I'm looking for a way to essentially tell OSX: "If I'm running a process that will take awhile, and there ...
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Any workaround for USB Camera driver issue with MATLAB Image Acquisition Toolbox

I have a USB microscope attachment camera (DCM510 by ScopeTek) which works fine in their own software and several others such as AMCap, but MATLAB is unable to read the device's supported formats when ...
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Does the more command in Windows only affect output, or command execution as well?

I am running a software build in Visual Studio 2005 on Win XP via the command line (devenv.exe /rebuild). I piped it though more and then realized I didnt want to have to baby sit it so I quit more ...
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GPU Processing overkill?

Is there such a point where using GPU Processing or Coprocessors (such as the Intel Xeon PHI card or the Nvidia Tesla card) can actually reduce the speed of which a software computes data? Say I had ...
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How to deal with user uploaded images [closed]

I'm using Restlet as backend trying to create a small web app. I am allowing users to upload their profile images, but not sure where to store them. Google tells me to store it in the file system and ...
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Processors cores over processor speed [closed]

Dual 5520 Quad-Core Xeon 2.26GHz with HT & Turbo(2.53 GHz) -vs- Single Quad-Core E3-1240v2 (3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz) I run web hosting. I'm just wondering which would be more ideal. Personally, I am ...
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Why does my CPU not max out

So when I am doing something like calculating a file integrity hash, converting a video, compressing some files etc. why does my CPU not reach 100% usage, instead it happily jumps around from 0% to ...
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Fast Merchandise Collage Software

I need to make collage picture out of 2-3 pictures for each merchandise (product). I.e. the product overview, and in smaller part of picture the 2 smaller details. I can do this in Photoshop, but if ...
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Automatic Excel Script

I am a 6th year medical student and I'm working on my thesis. I have no experience with programming whatsoever, a friend recommended me to post my question here. I am strugling with the following ...
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Feasible to assign 2 processors out of 4 to a vm running windows 7

I currently have windows 7 running on my machine. I need a second version of windows 7 to run as a virtual machine. I have 4 GBs of RAM and 4 processors. I've been doing some research and see a number ...
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Which is better for a digital audio workstation: More cache or clock speed? [closed]

So take the following: i7 intel quad core @ 2.3 Ghz with 6 MB L3 i7 intel quad core @ 2.9 Ghz with 3 MB L3 Which would be a better option for Audio processing such as: Recording with Pro Tools ...
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Windows update using svchost.exe?

Lately I have been experiencing a lot of computers on our network being bogged down by svchost.exe. Nearly 50-100% CPU usage is associated with this process and I can't seem to figure out how to nix ...
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Java doesn't save preferences?

I am trying to run processing.app and other java applications. However something seems to have happened that doesn't save the java preferences. Every java program gives me this error: when I turn ...
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Quad Core vs 8 Core [closed]

I am looking at a couple of computers. Both are AMD processor but one has an A8 Quad Core and the other has an FX 8 Core Processor and the rest of the specs are basically the same. With that said: ...
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Can I use an iPad 3 as a wireless monitor? [duplicate]

I need a high-resolution monitor for multi-monitoring applications, but I don't have much room for a big TV. I had the idea of buying an iPad3 (2048x1536!) instead and sending the screen of a Windows ...
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What affects installation speed?

Super hardware noob here. My wife and I were installing a game on our laptops last night, from an installation file (not a disc). The game takes up about 7.6GB of HD space. My laptop installed the ...
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Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine

Background: I am helping out create a media wall from spare computers/screens for a local university to use processing.org/java to distribute renders across several machines. However, it's still ...
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Can I split up PDFs based on text in specific areas?

I work for a University in the admissions office and we get large PDFs of every document that an applicant uploads to us. I need to split these PDFs into separate documents. Each of the separate ...
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Batch Text Replacement

I need a tool that can open a text file and replace characters in a list with other characters in a list. For example: Lets say I have a list of "aA", "aB", and want to replace "aA" with "AA". ...
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Slow computer processing

I run a 1.66 Ghz Duo Core with 512 RAM. I had rebuilt my OS about a month ago, started it as Windows XP SP2. then I updated it to Windows XP SP3 and installed all the latest updates about 90 of them. ...
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Is small scale distributed computing possible over a home network?

Is there any way to set up a distributed computing system on a small number of home machines over a local network? Is there any software that makes this possible?
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How to link processing power of old computers together?

Hey all, I'm sitting on 8 old computers of varied sorts that are more or less useless at this point for any other purpose really. Is there a way I could link their hardware or processing power or ...
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Performance difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7

I never understand what are the basic differences between these processors apart from core i5 and core i7 supports turbo boost
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Linux: Tool to monitor every process, execute-command, shortly, monitor what's happening at the moment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log all process launches in Linux Hello, due to a freeze problem of my Ubuntu 10.10 (it is not isolatable) I though about logging every executable of the ...
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How to reverse video on Mac OS?

i don't have a Final Cut. Is there a way to reverse video ? Some apps, or terminal utilites ?
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If a task takes 10 hours on a 1GHz processor, does it take 5 hours on a 2Ghz processor?

If a task takes 10 hours on a 1GHz processor, does it take 5 hours on a 2Ghz processor? Or am I oversimplifying the issue?
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Does libgd use the GPU or the CPU by default?

http://www.libgd.org/ is the library's website. I can find out on my own and post the details here later, but if anyone knows off hand it would save me a bit of time today I really need for other ...
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What exactly is iTunes doing when it's “processing a file”?

After I download a song from the iTunes Store it will "process" the song, and the processing portion of the ordeal typically takes a lot longer than actually downloading it. A typical situation will ...
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How does Deep Zoom (Microsoft Seadragon) work?

I saw an incredible demo on Photosynth and Seadragon, some "deep zoom" technology recently acquired by Microsoft. There's also a less responsive version on the web. I'd really like to know how the ...
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How to prevent stretching, blurring and pixelating of embedded logos in VirtualDub?

take a look at this please http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te-HVN8y_QE&hd=1 . Notice the embedded "logo" in the upper left corner? How blurry and pixelated it is? This is the original image: ...
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Capture documents in bitonal, or grayscale then downsample

I'm about to embark on a document archival process. I'm going to spend a lot of good money to archive some paper (actually microfiche) to TIFF images. I have a choice of 300-dpi bitonal (2-bit, ...
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Can anyone recommend a decent tool for optimizing images other than Photoshop

Can anyone recommend a decent tool for optimising images other than adobe photoshop, the gimp etc? I'm looking to optimise images for the web preferably online and free. Basically I have a client ...
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Using ffmpeg to cut up video

I am using ffmpeg to cut out a section of a large file like this: ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 60 -t 60 -acodec copy -vcodec copy output.wmv The -ss part works fine but the -t is ignored. It correctly ...
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How to convert videos to 3D format so that I can watch them with 3D glasses

Are there any softwares to convert 2D videos to 3D (preferably XviD) so that I can watch them with 3D glasses? No matter if it's freeware or shareware.
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How to Simpsonize a photo [closed]

Is there a software to convert a human photo to a Simpsons character?
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Need an idiot-proof picture resizing program for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to automate image resize My friend needs to resize some pictures as part of a web publishing job, but he is rather clueless when it comes to computers. I am in ...
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How can I create real-time audio effects on PC?

Does anyone know how I can create an echo effect in real-time while singing on PC. Lets say I want to sing to an audience over IM and I want an echo/delay effect while I sing. Is there any software ...
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How to extract image from PDF file

I currently use Foxit's PDF reader, and I recently downloaded an image from the Internet, but it is inside a PDF file. How do I extract this image? Operating system is Windows 7.
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Desktop Freeware to list all colors used in a picture?

I have searched but couldn't find one (not online tool only want desktop). would like one with a GUI.
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Office 2007: “Save as <old format>” batch conversion

Is there something I can give a "novice user" to convert all Office 2007 documents in a folder to a previosu format?
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Autotune Ventrillo

How do I autotune my voice before it gets sent over ventrillo (with free software only)?
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Too big a difference between Loud and Quiet when watching DVD's… constantly have to adjust volume

It is hard for me to find the right volume for my computer to watch my dvd's on because it seems like most reasonable volumes become overwhelming at the loudest parts of a movie and it is hard to even ...
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What's the state of the art in image upscaling?

I like to collect cool pics and use them as wallpapers or for other things. Often, artists publish only low-res versions, probably for fear of theft. Example: Now, if I want to use that as a ...
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Blur a moving area in a movie on Mac OS X

Note, there's already a question on this regard, but it's totally useless. I need to blur, or put a small opaque mask to a moving object on a movie I took, I am using Mac OS X. Clearly, I don't want ...
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Get image pixels of prescribed color

I have an image (PNG or JPG) inside which there is at least one pixel of a certain RGB color I know in advance. I want to find the pixel(s) of that color For example, I may have image.jpg, inside ...
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How to repeat action for all the files in a folder?

I've created an action in photoshop to create watermark for my images and its working fine but i want to repeat it for all the images from a specific folder. how can i do this?
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How can I change all pixels of one color to another color in a picture?

I have an image which looks like this: However, the yellow line needs to be red and the cyan line needs to be green. I have Paint and IrfanView. How can I change the colors of the yellow and cyan ...
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blur face on a video file

does anyone know how can i blur a moving face on video file?
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Adding watermarks/logos to videos in mencoder

How do I add a watermark or logo to a video using mencoder?