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Date: 2008-07-11 (06:27)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: thousands of CPU cores
On 10-07-2008, Oliver Bandel <> wrote:
> Using multi-processes instead of multi-threads is the
> usual way on Unix, and it has a lot of advantages.
> Threads-apologetes often say, threads are the ultimative
> technology... but processes have the advantage of encapsulation
> of the wohole environment of the program.

There is also the fact that using multi process allow you to go further
than the memory limit per process (3GB for Linux/ 1GB for Windows). With
the actual increase of amount of RAM, this can be an issue. For some
time, most of the vendor are selling computer with at least 1GB and
often 2GB or more.

Sylvain Le Gall