[Haskell-cafe] optimising for vector units

Ronny Wichers Schreur ronny at cs.kun.nl
Thu Jul 29 08:18:54 EDT 2004

Jan-Willem Maessen writes (in the Haskell Cafe):

> My ultimate goal was parallelization.  However, I'm now convinced it 
> would take about 2-3 programmer-years more of effort to realize that 
> goal.  Parallel garbage collection (which is *not* optional on a 
> parallel Haskell implementation, as our experience with pH demonstrated) 
> and very fine-grained thunk-update protocols are both tricky technical 
> challenges.  And that leaves aside the question of whether there's 
> enough coarse-grained work buried among all that fine-grained work to 
> make it all worthwhile. 

I'm not sure how to interpret this. Will you also have solved
the granularity problem in these two to three years?


Ronny Wichers Schreur

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