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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Hardware guy bashing software
by on Fri 28th Oct 2005 14:10 UTC

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This is the classic example of the hardware guys pointing the finger at the software guys. As a software guy I object ;) Plus, of course there's going to be a lag time between the widespread adoption of a technology and the software taking full advantage of it, that's by design.

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2005-06-29

I second that. People writing software need time to adjust to significant changes in how software is to be written in order to take advantage of new hardware features, or features which are all of a sudden becomming commonplace. Also I think C++ like many older languages doesn't have multi-threading support in the standard library, although I may be mistaken about that since I'm still only learning that particular language.

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