multi-core software

Jon Harrop jon at ffconsultancy.com
Mon Jun 8 01:59:52 CEST 2009


Arved Sandstrom wrote:
> Lew wrote:
>> Interesting distinction.  Would it be fair to compare concurrent
>> programming to the bricks used to build the parallel program's edifice?
> 
> Way too much of a fine distinction. While they are in fact different,
> the point of concurrent programming is to structure programs as a group
> of computations, which can be executed in parallel (however that might
> actually be done depending on how many processors there are).

No. Concurrent programming is about interleaving computations in order to
reduce latency. Nothing to do with parallelism.

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Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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