Erlang on "Cell" Architectures

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Wed Feb 9 11:33:08 CET 2005

--- Geoff White <geoffw@REDACTED> wrote:

> Have any Erlangers out there evaluated or mused on
> the implications of 
> Erlang
> on such an architecture? If so can you (are you
> allowed) to talk about it?
> IT seems like an architecture that is just ripe for
> Erlang (or a 
> derivative language).

I only know of Cell what I've read in the news, and
would say Erlang seems partly suitable. 

First, each cell CPU has a collection of asynchronous
vector units. Programming those in Erlang seems
unnecessary. (But hey, who knows?)

Coordinating the cell CPUs may be a more suitable
task. Cell seems to rely on low-level mechanisms for
parallelism, so one might want to build a lightweight,
naked metal RTOS implementation of Erlang to take
advantage of those.


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