crenz wrote:Is the VA Smalltalk virtual machine currently able to make use of multiple cores? Our observations for Visual Age 5.5 show that processes are only created on one core. For our application, it would add huge performance benefits if the Smalltalk processes could be spread over all available cores.
crenz wrote:The second is that supporting multiple cores does not have a big effect on the application performance.
crenz wrote:Therefore, if VAST were to offer something that makes it really easy to launch a new virtual machine from an image in a native thread/process -- even if it were to offer no data sharing at all --, it would make it a lot easier to make use of all those nice cores in our machines....
This is actually a thought that comes up in the blog post mentioned above as well. The author talks about Erlang's process model, which offers fewer features than Java, but is fast and very easy to use.
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