[concurrency-interest] Economist article

Joe Bowbeer joe.bowbeer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 14:48:58 EDT 2011


The problem is always stated as "we have these multicores so now we have to
figure out how to use them".

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Tim Peierls wrote:

> I didn't pick up the everything-is-a-nail vibe. The article just points out
> that languages, programmers, and educators are unexpectedly playing catch-up
> because of the proliferation of multicores on the desktop, something readers
> of the Economist probably wouldn't know about without being in the biz.
>
> --tim
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Joe Bowbeer wrote:
>
>> "Parallel programming, once an obscure niche, is the focus of increasing
>> interest as multicore chips proliferate in ordinary PCs."
>>
>> <http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca><http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca>
>> http://www.economist.com/node/18750706?frsc=dg%7Ca
>>
>> The article mentions Scala but not java.util.concurrent.
>>
>> To me, this problem still seems more "derivative" of the technology and
>> less driven by consumer demand, and I'm disappointed that The Economist
>> could not find a more compelling statement.
>>
>> Is this really a case of: To the man with a multi-headed hammer, every
>> problem looks like a multi-headed nail?
>>
>> Maybe my mobile-shaded perspective will change now that multicores are
>> shipping on handsets...
>>
>> Joe
>>
>
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