[Python-Dev] STM and python

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 06:41:35 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Gregory P. Smith <greg at krypto.org> wrote:
> 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.

There's a patch somewhere on the tracker to add an "Armin Rigo hook"
to the CPython eval loop so he can play with STM in Python as well (at
least, I think it was STM he wanted it for - it might have been
something else).


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