[Oberon] An Overview of Parallelism

Douglas G. Danforth Danforth at GreenwoodFarm.com
Sun Feb 11 20:15:41 MET 2007

Mortimer.CA writes with a recently released report from Berkeley 
entitled "The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from 
Generally they conclude that the 'evolutionary approach to parallel 
hardware and software may work from 2- or 8-processor systems, but is 
likely to face diminishing returns as 16 and 32 processor systems are 
realized, just as returns fell with greater instruction-level 
parallelism.' This assumes things stay 'evolutionary' and that 
programming stays more or less how it has done in previous years (though 
languages like Erlang (http://www.erlang.org/) can probably help to 
change this)."

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