[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question
Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)
Thu Sep 4 11:55:56 CEST 2008
Mats Cronqvist skrev:
> Benjamin Tolputt wrote:
>> The issue is that taking the direction you suggest *right now*
>> will have the effect of making Erlang slower for most tasks on
>> most platforms it is currently deployed on.
> Will it? I doubt it would make a realistic application (e.g.
> a phone switch) significantly slower even on single core HW.
> Perhaps you're aware of some measurement that would prove me
The shootout could be a place to experiment with this, if we
could have one Erlang entry that assumes SMP, and one that
doesn't, for each benchmark (like we used to have a non-HiPE
and a HiPE version).
One issue is that there isn't e.g. a plists in the stdlib.
With permission from the shootout maintainers, we could
possibly have a patched build, with a lists module (etc.)
defaulting to parallel solutions (i.e. spawning processes
where sensible, and gathering results, preserving order
Just a thought.
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