Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Mon Oct 16 09:05:57 UTC 2006
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:37:52 +0200, Michael van der Gulik wrote:
> Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>> how would you execute [ some long computation ] on another processor
>> or another computer.
> Simple. To use another processor, just modify the VM to use pthreads.
> Easy peasy! (*)
> To do it on another computer, use my DPON project. Unfortunately it's
> current status is "completely freezes the Squeak image after 5 seconds".
> That's a bit hard to debug.
> (*) this is sarcasm.
>> On another processor, Squeak does't work because its VM is neither
>> reentrant nor multiprocessing-capable (sorry for using terms which are
>> > 30 years old ;-)
> One day, after I've finished all my other projects, I'll be looking at
> making the Squeak VM use pthreads so it can use multiple CPUs. Hopefully
> somebody will beat me to it :-).
More information about the Squeak-dev