[Openmcl-devel] Speed, compilers and multi-core processors

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Thu May 21 14:40:56 PDT 2009

Most of data parallelism, including web servers, fall into this nice  
but oddly named category of "embarrassingly parallel problems"

On May 21, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Dan Weinreb wrote:

> In all fairness, there are some programs that are extremely
> easy to parallelize, and you hardly need any locks or
> transactions or anything.  Our system at ITA just runs
> 8 Lisp processes on a 8-core machine, and none of
> those processes treats any of the other 7 differently
> than it treats the other members of the cluster running
> on separate boxes.

Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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