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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OC4MC : OCaml for Multicore architectures
On Thursday 24 September 2009 10:49:43 Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 02:47:17AM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> > Wow! 2.6x faster on 2 cores is good. ;-)
>
> Isn't that impossible?  Or is the multicore GC better than the single
> threaded one?  (Sorry if this is a stupid or obvious question)

Superlinear scaling is entirely possible because more cores can mean more 
cache in play. However, I have only seen superlinear scaling on AMD hardware 
and not Intel hardware.

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Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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