Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
General Development "With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it's time to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems, suggested Dave Probert, a kernel architect within the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft."
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Pipes anyone?
by wojnicki on Sun 21st Mar 2010 19:12 UTC
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Hey! Nobody uses pipes these days? I do - quite often. If I have several programs in a pipe, they can be run simultaneously on multiple cores. So the feature is there since... well before I was born ;)

This kind of scalability mixes very well with the Unix approach: one application for one task. To perform more complex tasks mix the applications. Many applications to run lead to many simultaneous process and better utilization of multicore CPUs.

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