Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
FreeBSD Not too long ago, Apple open sourced its Grand Central Dispatch library, which aids in developing multithreaded code. It was suggested that it could be ported to other platforms, and the FreeBSD team has done exactly that. They have also done a lot of work related to getting GCD to work in a POSIX environment.
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RE[5]: Neato
by tyrione on Tue 13th Oct 2009 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Neato"
tyrione
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Wow. I'm absolutely amazed how someone could use EDUCATION as a reason to doubt someone's intelligence. You know, before I went back to grad school, I worked for nearly a decade developing Linux drivers, X11 drivers, designing chips, developing web sites, and among other things, writing parallel applications for real products used in the real world. So I also have plenty of practical experience.

But you probably wouldn't know much about practical experience either, being an uneducated toothless hick from the backwoods of the Appalachian mountains, living in a tattered wooden shack and using readin' ritin' and 'rithimitic books from the 1850's.

Ha! How do you feel now? You don't like it when the ad hominem attack comes in your direction, do you? You don't like it that I assume you're an idiot because you make ignorant comments, do you?

And really, I would love to see someone make a real, logical argument that explains why system-side knowledge of CPU resource allocation is "useless". Or why developing a tool that makes it more convenient for developers to use parallel resources is "useless". What do you consider to NOT be useless anyhow?

I can't help it. Sometimes I just HAVE to feed the trolls.


What's area are you focusing on in Grad School?

And, how has the transition been back after being gone so long? [I'm contemplating a masters or two and want to know]

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