How to run two processors in parallel?

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I have a laptop computer, core 2 duo processor. I have another intel processor with me. How if I want to run these two processors in parallel? Is it possible? How so?

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I'm not aware of any lap top that supports multiple processors. Multiple processors need some pratical means of sharing memory, which is included on Intel Xeon processors, but that functionality is removed or disabled from most other Intel processors, such as Core i3, i5, i7, ... . AMD Opteron processors can also share memory. You'd also need a server type motherboard that also supports multiple Intel Xeon or AMD Opteraon type processors.
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Desktop/Notebook chips cannot be run in parallel. There are no motherboards that support it for the reasons that rcgldr noted.
To run a system with more than 1 chip, you must have a motherboard that supports it && you have to use a server CPU like Intel Xenon or AMD Opteron. Regular desktop/notebook CPU's cannot be used in the manner you want.

1. How do I physically connect two processors to run in parallel?

To physically connect two processors to run in parallel, they must be connected to the same motherboard. This can be done by installing both processors into the appropriate sockets on the motherboard and connecting them with a bridge or interconnect.

2. Do the two processors need to be identical to run in parallel?

No, the two processors do not need to be identical to run in parallel. However, they should be from the same manufacturer and have similar architectures to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.

3. Can any software be run on two processors in parallel?

Not all software is designed to take advantage of parallel processing. Software must be specifically designed or optimized for parallel execution in order to fully utilize two processors running in parallel.

4. What are the benefits of running two processors in parallel?

Running two processors in parallel can increase the overall speed and performance of a system by allowing tasks to be divided and executed simultaneously. This can be especially beneficial for tasks that are highly computational or require a lot of processing power.

5. Are there any drawbacks to running two processors in parallel?

The main drawback of running two processors in parallel is the increased complexity and cost of the system. Not all software can take advantage of parallel processing, so the full potential of the second processor may not be utilized. Additionally, the system may require more power and generate more heat, which can impact overall system stability and longevity.

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