A viable migration strategy

As a midway point between AMP and SMP, BMP offers a viable migration strategy if you wish to move towards full SMP, but you're concerned that your existing code may operate incorrectly in a truly concurrent execution model.

You can port legacy code to a multicore system and initially bind it to a single CPU to ensure correct operation. By judiciously binding applications (and possibly single threads) to specific CPUs, you can isolate potential concurrency issues down to the application and thread level. Resolving these issues will allow the application to run fully concurrently, thereby maximizing the performance gains provided by the multiple processors.