[fpc-devel] Parallel Computing

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 07:37:20 CET 2007


I normally do not agree with anything Microsoft does, but at least
this time it looks like they are doing something worth while, or at
least steering in the right direction.

Anybody that's ever programmed multi-threaded applications knows it's
a daunting task and there is a lot as scope for errors.  With all
these new multi-core processors coming into the market, application
developer need to starting shifting their mindset from serial
programing to parallel programming. We all know that's no easy task!

Microsoft is trying to ease that shift for developers by trying to
come up with ideas to help the developers build multi-threaded apps.
It would be interesting to see what they come up with.


I definitely agree with their idea... Developers will have to shift
their mindset from serial to parallel thinking to take advantage of
multi-core processors. Otherwise we will waist a lot of those other
CPU cores - all sitting in idle.  IBM got it right many years back
with the design of OS/2 - now lets see if the rest of the world can
follow....many years later.

  - Graeme -

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