multi-core software

Jon Harrop jon at
Sun Jun 7 22:42:32 EDT 2009

Arved Sandstrom wrote:
> 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.

What is higher on the list?

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.

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