The future of "frozen" types as the number of CPU cores increases

Rhodri James rhodri at
Fri Feb 19 01:12:10 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:11:24 -0000, Chris Rebert <clp2 at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM, John Nagle <nagle at> wrote:
> <snip>
>>   On that note, I went to a talk at Stanford yesterday by one of the
>> designers of Intel's Nelahem core.  The four-core, eight thread
>> version is out now.  The six-core, twelve thread version is working;
>> the speaker has one in his lab.  The eight-core, sixteen thread version
>> is some months away.  This isn't an expensive CPU; this is Intel's
>> "converged" mainstream product.  (Although there will be a whole range
>> of "economy" and "performance" versions, all with the same core but
>> with some stuff turned off.)
>>   Python isn't ready for this.  Not with the GIL.
> Is any language, save perhaps Erlang, really ready for it?

occam :-)

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