[erlang-questions] Erlang and Larrabee CPU

G.S. <>
Sat Apr 4 23:04:31 CEST 2009


The fact that Larrabee has 64 general purpose (relatively speaking) Cores,
and one can utilize them for processing is a benefit in itself. It's much
more general than the Nvidia's Tesla, and unlike cell architecture, all
Cores are the same.
After all, this is what Erlang is all about, concurrent high throughput
computing.


On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Kenneth Lundin <>wrote:

> 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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