Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2005 11:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Herb Sutter, a software architect from Microsoft, gave a speech yesterday at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum. Addressing a crowd mostly consisting of hardware engineers, he talked about how the software world was ill-prepared to make use of the new multicore CPUs coming from Intel and AMD.
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I agree strongly with this and with the statements of
the software architecture ( i did not RTTA , i
don't use the F work ). It was something I was
thinking about a few days back. Multi core systems
fundamentally introduce a new programming paradigm.
In introduces parellelism into the soup, what tasks,algorithms, functions can parallelise, will they parallelise well, will they scale well to more processors.How much should I do or let the OS figure out when developing on a parallel platform.

The horizons that paralellism opens up are exciting but they will be largely unexplored for a long while yet. ....

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