This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes General Computing and the fly likes Java and Multi-Core Processors Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » General Computing
Bookmark "Java and Multi-Core Processors" Watch "Java and Multi-Core Processors" New topic

Java and Multi-Core Processors

Pj Murray
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 24, 2004
Posts: 194
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.

PJ Murray -
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 8843

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.
[ February 15, 2007: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]

"blabbing like a narcissistic fool with a superiority complex" ~ N.A.
[How To Ask Questions On JavaRanch]
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: Java and Multi-Core Processors
Similar Threads
Difference between Multi core and Manycore processors?
Threads in Java 5
Multi-threaded programming multi core processor era
Will threaded apps automagically benefit from n-core?
* Welcome Cory Isaacson