[erlang-questions] widefinder analysis

Anders Nygren <>
Sat Nov 3 01:43:51 CET 2007

Ops, sent before ready

After a little more thought I think that a more likely explanation
of the results on Steve's 8 core is that since it is a dual cpu machine
(but with 4 cores/cpu), the cost of locking and synchronization in the
VM is so much higher than in a 1-cpu many core machine.

So as the size of the files increase the relative cost of the locking
overhead decreases and we get some great results on really
large files.


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