[erlang-questions] concurrency developments

David Holz <>
Wed Jan 16 13:58:56 CET 2008


From: 
> By the way, that brings another interesting
> question. As far as I understand, good manycore scalability is a side-effect of
> the VM design. Thus IMHO it is just a coincidence that erlang runtime gets
> advantage with the new processors. Was this expected back in 1980s? What other
> jewels may be hidden there? J

According to interviews with Joe Armstrong, processes were cleanly separated to support robustness and partial failures.  Parallelism wasn't really a design concern, except if you include redundancy.

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