Transactional Memory

At the PODC conference today in Portland, Oregon Marc Tremblay outlined Sun's breakthrough in Transactional Memory. I wasn't at the show, but I'm told that Marc's speech generated a lot of interest. 

Transactional memory, which will be included in Sun's "Rock" processor, offers an elegant solution to the problem of concurrent computing.   The Rock processor and Transactional Memory also should help software developers better take advantage of multi-threaded processors.


Tremblay (photo above) talks about software developers and multi-threaded processors in today's Wall Street Journal: "'So far the software revolution has not happened,' said Marc Tremblay, a Sun senior vice president. If Rock can ease the programming problem, 'we think it's a pretty big deal.'"

Checkout Don Clark's article in today's Wall Street Journal.

Comments:

It sounds like an interesting topic, but only the first few sentences are available from the article unless you are a WSJ online subscriber.

Posted by William Hathaway on August 13, 2007 at 09:23 AM PDT #

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