Urs wrote:Thanks Phaze!
Multicore looks promising, but it's still a hell of a lot of work, and we don't know yet if it really pans out. Our internal (working) multicore version just so gets twice the number of voices out of 8 cores.
We're looking into many possibilities to gain speed though. There's a tiny chance for an algorithm that sounds almost divine, at a fraction of the cost. This needs to be investigated. And of course there's GPUs, AVX and what not, which as of yet is rather experimental or hypothetical as a viable solution.
This is not the best way to spend development time. How many modern plugs can run on a Pentium III without problems?
DIVA already offers several quality modes that can be bumped up to Divine for offline rendering. Buy a I7 PC and let the skilled developer focus his time on refining ITB what was once only concievable in hardware.