[erlang-questions] Erlang and Larrabee CPU

Kenneth Lundin <>
Sat Apr 4 22:53:51 CEST 2009

The Erlang VM needs an operating system to run on.
Is there any OS that runs on the Larrabee?

I have never heard of anyone running Erlang on the Larrabee and we
have for sure never tried it and I don't really
understand why that would be very interesting.

Erlang can utilize a CPU with many general purpose cores or maybe act
as a controller running still running on geneal purpose cores but
administering jobs to be run on other special purpose cores.
The extra instructions available on Larrabee is nothing the current
Erlang VM can make benefit of.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP, Ericsson

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 6:32 PM, G.S. <> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Does the Erlang community know by any chance whether Erlang will run on the
> Larrabbee cpu, and will be able to utilize all the cores properly,
> compile...?
> Larrabee is MIMD as you guys know, and so would be perfect for Erlang.
> Regards,
> -Gene
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