multi-core software

Arved Sandstrom dcest61 at
Sun Jun 7 21:42:08 EDT 2009

Jon Harrop wrote:
> 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.

Jon, I do concurrent programming all the time, as do most of my peers. 
Way down on the list of why we do it is the reduction of latency.


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