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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maybe his software
by on Sat 29th Oct 2005 09:22 UTC

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Odd, I seem to remember OS X being designed for multi processor/multi core systems. Maybe bill just means HIS software.

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RE: maybe his software
by on Sun 30th Oct 2005 05:54 in reply to "maybe his software"
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Tiger yes, but 10.3 and earlier had big kernel locks that were problematic on 2 processor systems with some workloads, let alone 4. OSX is the most immature commercial OS, judging by how much it changes with each major release. But Apple are taking the right steps with getting rid of the BKLs and providing a KPI. Its just going to take time...

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