[Haskell] FW: shootout on quad-core

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Aug 13 04:09:38 EDT 2008

Friends: an opportunity spotted by Ulf.


-----Original Message-----
From: ulf.wiger at gmail.com [mailto:ulf.wiger at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Ulf Wiger
Sent: 12 August 2008 16:33
Subject: shootout on quad-core

The famous language shootout now has a quad-core architecture:


So far, the maintainers have mainly focused on trying to get the build
environment to work, and no real agreement exists on how to
potentially expand the benchmark suite with multicore problems,
or perhaps how to handle alternative entries on existing benchmarks.

I think they welcome suggestions. I imagine that several different
categories exist:

- problems that naturally lend themselves to message-passing concurrency
- obviously data parallel algorithms
- problems that could be parallelized using a smart compiler

Ulf W

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