For a glimpse at the possible future of hardware synchronization schemes have a look at Marc Tremblay's talk given in March, 2006 at PARC.
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This talk has a great explanation of hardware scout and the effect on performance. Rather nice to see STC again too. Do you know if the slide-show presentation from this talk is available? I did some google searches and couldn't find anything...
on August 18, 2006 at 10:11 AM EDT
I'm not sure if it should be on-line though...
on August 19, 2006 at 05:37 AM EDT