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Java and Multi-Core Processors

Pj Murray
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Are Java programmers ready for multi-core processors?

I've done some research and I don't find too much on concurrent programming in Java beyond multi-threading.


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Joe Ess
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Some of us have been working with multiple processors for years (SunFire T2000's at my current employer).
Most Java programmers are probably writing desktop or web applications and don't need more concurrency options than threads. For that .1% that are sequencing a genome or rendering a CGI movie, I don't think it is a stretch to use Java's integral networking capabilities to stitch together a grid (though there may be better languages). It looks like the Java Parallel Processing Framework is pretty active.
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