Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:13 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference is currently under way, and as usual, the technical fellows at Microsoft gave speeches about the deep architecture of Windows - in this case, Windows 7 of course. As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application. Thanks to BetaNews for summarising this technical talk so well.
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by leavengood on Wed 18th Nov 2009 05:13 UTC
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The more fine-grained approach in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 yields some serious performance improvements: on 32-processor configurations, some operations in SQL and other applications perform 15% faster than on Vista. And remember, the new fine-grained method has been implemented without any application breakage.

In the linked article it says 15 TIMES faster, not percent. That is a big difference ;)

Either way it is good to see Microsoft putting an effort on performance. It will keep the other operating systems on their toes as we can no longer rely on Windows being as crappy and slow as Vista.

This is also making me wonder about some of the locking semantics in the Haiku kernel. I assume we have more fine-grained locking sort of like what Win7 now has.

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