Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

Beating down the Concurrency demon.

In short, the easy pickin's have long gone, and now we need complex tools and complex coding styles to get more performance from more cores using the existing languages. While I think we can go farther with what we have, it's time to get serious about exploring serious language changes. Somewhere, Out There, There's a Way to write large programs without me having to sweat out Every Bloody Little Detail about how my parallel program communicates internally. Screw Java: I got a JVM with a super GC, fantastic JIT and decent concurrent libraries; it can do loads more stuff than just run Java. I got reasonable OS's and an ever-growing mountain of (parallel) CPU cycles. Isn't there Some Way to beat back the Concurrent-Programming Demon?
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