Video: James Gosling on the Multi-core state of play

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Multi-core CPUs promise to be the biggest revolution in programming since object orientation — but it remains virtually unheard of to most developers. Thanks to the development and uptake of multi-core CPUs, developers must begin to consider truly programming in parallel:
“To take advantage of modern architectures, applications will increasingly need to be parallelised as much as possible. There is no point in creating an application with four threads because the latest chip has four cores, as in 12 months that chip will be obsolete and replaced by a chip with even more cores. It has never been a good maintenance idea to base client applications tightly on inconsistent and easily upgradable hardware — and that idea remains true for multi-core.” Full Story


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