multi-core software

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Jun 4 22:49:01 CEST 2009


Kaz Kylheku wrote:
> ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.lang.lisp.]
> On 2009-06-04, Roedy Green <see_website at mindprod.com.invalid> wrote:
>> On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:46:44 -0700 (PDT), Xah Lee <xahlee at gmail.com>
>> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :
>>
>>> • Why Must Software Be Rewritten For Multi-Core Processors?
>> Threads have been part of Java since Day 1.
> 
> Unfortunately, not sane threads designed by people who actually understand
> multithreading.
> 
>> The nice thing about Java is whether you are on a single core
>> processor or a 256 CPU machine (We got to run our Athena Integer Java
>> spreadsheet engine on such a beast), does not concern your code.
> 
> You are dreaming if you think that there are any circumstances (other than
> circumstances in which performance doesn't matter) in which you don't have to
> concern yourself about the difference between a uniprocessor and a 256 CPU
> machine.

If you're interested in parallel programming, have a look at Flow-Based
Programming:

http://www.jpaulmorrison.com/fbp/




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