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Subject: Re: [boost] cache size runtime detection
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-17 13:01:52

Joel wrote:
> Would there be interest to have such utility in Boost ?


Andrey wrote:
> My idea is a system capabilities
> library (Boost.SystemCaps) which would offer a generic interface for
> querying the current system properties such as:
> - Number of CPU cores/threads.
> - Current CPU core capabilities (vendor string, instruction set
> extensions, cache properties, etc.). Probably, this would need to
> support heterogenous systems as well.
> - System RAM size.
> - OS version string.

This sounds like a good idea. It would almost be runtime-analogous to
Boost.Config (Boost.RuntimeConfig or Boost.SystemConfig).


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