Re: re: 1970 thinking.
"These multi core things used to be called CPU Modules, just you kiddies forget the modules bit."
eh? I don't think you're talking about the same thing I'm talking about... [but whatever]
if you want to split hairs, then yes, a single CPU CORE will do 'one thing at a time' based on a single thread of execution being 'one thing'. [must I _really_ go this far to avoid ambiguity?]
I consider a multi-core CPU to, in and of itself, be "one CPU" (being as all the other hardware and memory bus is pretty much shared). So from _THAT_ perspective, the CPU can do mutliple 'things' at one time, i.e. multiple threads of execution simultaneously executing on the multiple cores.
semantics - what a pain