Not this nonsense again

By: Anon (lkasdfj.delete@this.fjdksalf.com), June 16, 2022 3:06 pm
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joema (joema4.delete.delete.delete@this.this.this.gmail.com) on June 16, 2022 1:28 pm wrote:
> That said, there are apparently scalability issues with the M1 Ultra's
> video engines. It has four accelerators for H264/HEVC and four for ProRes.
> Unfortunately it appears only one of each type is currently available.
> I don't know if the problem is thread safety of the
> MacOS Video ToolBox framework, or what.

You've brought this up in another place and your complaints are still baseless.

> If true, this illustrates it doesn't
> matter how fast the hardware is unless there is coordinated development
> of software at the system, framework and application layers. If this isn't
> addressed, and the new Mac Pro has double again the number of accelerators,
> it will just be more dark silicon.
>
> If only there was a company that made both system software and hardware
> and could coordinate these things :)

For those scratching your heads, this dude's an armchair quarterback who believes the main reason Apple's chip architects put in many hardware codec blocks was to accelerate single stream encode/decode to a higher degree than a single block could on its own. He just *knows* it must be possible to split the work into multiple threads so that multiple codec "cores" can collaborate on it - some software codecs are multithreaded so obviously that must be possible with any hardware codec design too. Therefore, according to him, if Apple's system can't do that, it must be a terrible and embarrassing failure of communication between hardware and software departments.

But he doesn't even know whether it's possible for the hardware to do what he wants it to. He just assumes it must be, and refuses to listen to suggestions that he might be barking up the wrong tree.

Despite his claims that the accelerators are just dark silicon, they aren't. If you have enough streams, you can use them all.
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