Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:37 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Intel Theo de Raadt wrote about the Intel Core 2 Duo chip: "Various developers are busy implementing workarounds for serious bugs in Intel's Core 2 cpu. These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don't just cause development/debugging problems, but will assuredly be exploitable from userland code." Intel has given a response to the concerns as well.
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RE[4]: Is dual-core worth it?
by babernat on Fri 29th Jun 2007 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Is dual-core worth it?"
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Multithreaded programming can be a beast to tackle. I just got a great book that deals with it in the Java world.

I can only really speak from a Java perspective since that's what I do day in and day out. Java is concurrent whether you like it or not. That is because even if I write a single threaded console app, the jvm is still multithreaded. An example is garbage collection runs in its own thread. Another one is your servlet can be called concurrently. So my perspective is rather different, everybody is exposed to threads and people need to start taking that into account in their code.

On the flip side, a couple weeks ago this website reported a statement made by some Intel hot shot that said something to the effect of you all should start programming parallel and concurrent applications for every task. That of course is just stupid. There has to be some benefit for the added complexity.

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