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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RE: I know montery Jack Personally...
by on Fri 28th Oct 2005 13:34 UTC in reply to "I know montery Jack Personally..."

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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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japail Member since:

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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rayiner Member since:

NT's implementation is the most mature, true, but I'd wager Linux's is slightly to significantly more sophisticated and more scalable. While Linux's is much newer, they've also got some code/design in there from AIX's very mature SMP implementation. They also seem to have NUMA covered more throughly than NT, at least from what I garner reading tech notes regarding NUMA for Windows software.

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