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Date: -- (:)
From: Eray Ozkural <examachine@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] SMP multithreading
Yes, actually. :P

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Jon Harrop <
jonathandeanharrop@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Can you cite any papers from this century? ;-)
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> Cheers,
>
> Jon.
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>
> *From:* Eray Ozkural [mailto:examachine@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* 17 November 2010 13:41
> *To:* Eray Ozkural; Jon Harrop; caml-list@yquem.inria.fr
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Caml-list] SMP multithreading
>
>
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> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Gabriel Kerneis <kerneis@pps.jussieu.fr>
> wrote:
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> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 06:27:14AM +0200, Eray Ozkural wrote:
> > As I said even in C good results can be achieved, I've seen that, so I
> > know it's doable with ocaml, just a difficult kind of compiler. The
> > functional features would expose more concurrency.
>
> Could you share a pointer to a paper describing this compiler?
>
>
> I can't reveal much, but just to point out that there are indeed more
> sophisticated compilers than gcc:
> http://www.research.ibm.com/vliw/compiler.html
>
> So, uh, there are compilers that turn loops into threads, and also
> parallelize independent blocks.... Both coarse-grain and fine-grain
> parallelization strategies in existing compiler research can be effectively
> applied to the multi-core architectures. In fact, some of the more advanced
> compilers (like that of the RAW architecture) must be able to target it
> already, but who knows. :) Just consider that most of the parallelization
> technology is language independent, they can be applied to any imperative
> language. So, would such a thing be able to work on ocaml generated
> binaries? Most definitely, I believe, it is in principle possible to start
> from the sequential binary and emit parallel code!
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> --
> Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate.  Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ai-philosophy
> http://myspace.com/arizanesil http://myspace.com/malfunct
>



-- 
Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate.  Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ai-philosophy
http://myspace.com/arizanesil http://myspace.com/malfunct