CMP article in ACM's Queue Magazine

Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB) <>
Fri Dec 9 17:39:37 CET 2005


I have posted a comment:

"It is not true that concurrency forces people
to think in ways that are unnatural.

Conventional programming languages approach
concurrency in a way that is unintuitive, but 
that's a completely different story.

Erlang (http://www.erlang.org) has been used for
over a decade in commercial products with lots of
concurrency, and we have lots of evidence that 
the programming model is both intuitive and safe,
in fact more so that object-oriented design.

We are eagerly awaiting multi-core chips, as they
offer us a perfectly natural way to scale up the
capacity of our products.

Ulf Wiger
Senior Software Architect
Ericsson AB"

You are all welcome to tune in and disagree. (:

/Uffe 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:  
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Jay Nelson
> Sent: den 9 december 2005 17:15
> To: 
> Subject: CMP article in ACM's Queue Magazine
> 
> An article on cnet discusses an analysis by a Google 
> researcher that cost of power to run their servers may 
> outstrip the initial cost of the servers.  He advocates 
> multicore CPUs with slower clock speeds, but acknowledges 
> that the lack of language tools for concurrency makes the 
> transition difficult.
> 
> http://news.com.com/Power+could+cost+more+than+servers%2C+Goog
> le+warns/2100-1010_3-5988090.html
> 
> jay
> 
> 



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