3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 11:14 AM by Carlos_A

    Power up and initialization of secondary cores

    INFO-X Green Belt

      Two questions when a PC system is powered on:

       

      1. On system boot up does Windows execute code which powers on secondary cores ?

      2. If the answer to 1. is yes then can Windows power on and make active a secondary core on demand once the system has completed the entire boot process ? So in other words can the primary core core0 be programmed using Boolean logic gates to power on a secondary core core1 on demand by either Windows or some user mode level code ?

       

      Thank you