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Date: 2008-07-11 (17:54)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] thousands of CPU cores
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 02:43:53PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Friday 11 July 2008 14:01:45 Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> > In the past, it was very important for hardware vendors that existing
> > software runs quicker on new CPU generations. This is no longer true for
> > multicore. So unless there is a software revolution that makes it simple
> > to exploit multicore, we won't see 1024-cores for the masses.
> That revolution happened several years ago when everyone migrated to the JVM 
> and CLR and their concurrent GCs made it easy to exploit multicores.

CLR & JVM running easily on 1024 cores, this I gotta see!


Richard Jones
Red Hat