[Python-Dev] STM and python

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Thu Dec 1 01:58:29 CET 2011

Azul has been using hardware transactional memory on their custom CPUs (and
likely STM in their current x86 virtual machine based products) to great
effect for their massively parallel Java VM (700+ cpu cores and gobs of
ram) for over 4 years.  I'll leave it to the reader to do the relevant
searching to read more on that.

My point is: This is up to any given Python VM implementation to take
advantage of or not as it sees fit.  Shoe horning it into an existing VM
may not make much sense but anyone is welcome to try.

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