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Date: 2008-07-10 (22:25)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] thousands of CPU cores
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 03:00:02PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> Today's biggest shared-memory supercomputers already have thousands of cores.

Distributed shared memory perhaps, but thousand core machines are
certainly not UMA SMP.  It's simply not possible for them to be.

> OCaml is already ~8x slower than F# on today's eight core desktops.

You don't half talk a load of nonsense.  MPI OCaml programs on 8 cores
are just as fast, _and_ crucially can scale over clusters and to
future multicore machines.


Richard Jones
Red Hat