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 know montery Jack Personally...
by on Fri 28th Oct 2005 13:24 UTC

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Yea, Microsoft isnt ready for multi-core... they never have been and never will be. As far back as NT 3.51, their SMP has ... blown chunks...perhaps of they switched to a Linux microKernel.. they might have a chance at survival.

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As much as I love making fun of MSFT.

This is an outright lie.

>>perhaps of they switched to a Linux microKernel<<

Linux isn't a microkernel.

Now for SMP support Windows and the software for years have been behind the curve. Now OS X on intel multi-cores will rock. As Mac workstations normally have multiple processors. The software is already coded for it.

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2005-06-30

NT has the most mature implementation of SMP out of Linux, XNU, and NT. XNU would be in the least-mature slot, despite any hardware configuration decisions on the part of Apple.

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