"Joe Seigh" <jseigh...@xemaps.com> wrote in messagenews:iKudnfC1qrPxZRzenZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
> So these processor manufacturers all have theseWell, Intel's current research seems to be moving toward transactional
> nice new multi-core cpu's but apart from market
> hyperbole (these cpu's will save the environment, etc...)
> I don't see them actually doing anything to exploit their
> potential. By "them", I mean them not us. We of course
> know to do. But what's going on to get all the applications
> to start exploiting this?
In the near future they may be pushing developers to convert their
I am not too sure how well this would scale... It seems as though it could
> The magic parallelization fairy?Well, the fact that double-width compare-and-swap did not get "reliably"
ported to 64-bit architectures make be think that may be relying on a
magical fairy to come down and show application developers the light...
Luckily there are some algorithms out there (e.g., VZOOM and RCU-SMR) that
can help applications boost performance and efficiently scale-up to the new
multi-core designs right now. However, in order for this stuff to really
take off I believe that its going to take somebody to "bite-the-bullet" and
incorporate one of these solutions into their application architecture. Then
let the performance and scalability improvement(s) speak for themselves...
As of now I am only using VZOOM for in-house projects. Maybe I should do
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