Upcoming article in Dr. Dobbs'

Carsten Schultz carsten@REDACTED
Mon Jan 10 11:27:28 CET 2005


On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:47:42AM +0100, Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
> Erlang is the only language I know of that is well placed to program
> multiCPUs all other approaches use some form sharing and or locking
> (which as I have said many times before - is the root of all evil)

Ok, but the question still remains what an Erlang machine should look
like that takes advantage of several processors.  Map the many Erlang
processes to a small number of OS threads?  How to do the balancing?
Or map one Erlang process to one OS thread in the hope that OS threads
have become efficient enough and will even become better with new
demands?  Eg, how good is that Linux 2.6 stuff really?

Are there any experimental implementations in that direction?

Take care,


Carsten Schultz (2:38, 33:47), FB Mathematik, FU Berlin
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