The ACCU London folk asked me to do a session for them on the evening of 2010-11-18 - I am not sure of the start time, I guess 18:30 or some such. It will be at Skills Matter's place just north of Barbican. The title is as the title of this blog entry and the summary sent out for the session is:
The Multicore Revolution gathers pace. Moore's Law remains in force - chips are getting more and more transistors on a quarterly basis. Intel are now out and about touting the "many core chip". The 80-core chip continues its role as research tool. The 48-core chip is now actively driving production engineering. Heterogeneity not homogeneity is the new "in" architecture.
Where Intel research, AMD and others cannot be far behind.
The virtual machine based architectures of the 1990s, Python, Ruby and Java, currently cannot cope with the new hardware architectures. Indeed Linux and Windows cannot cope with the new hardware architectures either.
So either we will have lots of hardware which the software cannot cope with, or . . .
. . . well you'll just have to come to the session.