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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Monteray Jack Again....
by on Sat 29th Oct 2005 02:02 UTC

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"how the software world" Read Microsoft developers.

Most of the linux world, has been working sucessufully with SMP issues since the early kernels.

REF: http://www.uruk.org/~erich/mps.html

"Linux has an ongoing SMP project called Linux-SMP, headed by Alan Cox." I would bet money on Alan any day.

BeOS has had SMP since day ONE!.

C++ does not nessesarly support message passing or co-routines. It needs to he handled in libraries, and OS Support. ( specifically C lib ) and just for laughs... I have a testbed ( Compaq 5500 ), with Quad Processors. Both NT 3.5.1 and W2K run on it. Stick and floppy in and the machine crawls.

Most Artistic use of quad processors: DistCC. Wow!
GenToo flies off the handle with this setup.

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