[Pharo-project] Fwd: Multi-core Pharo?
stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Thu Dec 18 03:18:25 EST 2008
if you want to have a clear answer from esug:
- follow the process (cf the web page)
- write a clear request
So far it was a little mail about moebius and not Hydra.
PS: ESUG has a board and we discuss and vote before taking decision.
On Dec 17, 2008, at 7:58 PM, Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> I'm sorry I'm just a frequent reader of the Pharo mailing list, so
> here's my response by email. Feel free to forward it.
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:11:52 +0100, you wrote:
>> Hi Igor and Klaus,
>> Having a description about Hydra will really help promoting your
>> Maybe we could continue what I started to write...
> The Hydra VM is usable as is and in production, serving heavy used
> Croquet site, IIRC. Hydra has everything you need for the Multi-core
> VM of Squeak:
> - launch and control multiple .images in native threads
> - control these threads from the Smalltalk language level
> - communicate beween .images through channels
> - any number of related/unrelated .images can be run
> What is not done yet (Igor would correct me) is making Hydra
> available on Mac and Linux(en).
> In light of recent discussion with Stef about ESUG founding, I would
> suggest you perhaps consider to make Hydra available for you Mac
> P.S. Alex the "rest" of the discussion you recalled above (the paper
> you suggested) is about a very particular use of Hydra technology,
> formost for and by enthusiastic VM engineers to be "the first" who
> get it going. Hydra can do and does well without all that (without
> the cloning of object subgraphs "baby Hydras" from the
> running .image): just save an .image file and then start it up in
>> On 17 Dec 2008, at 09:52, Oscar Nierstrasz wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Has anyone looked at the Qwac Hydra stuff?
>>> There was quite a lot of discussion on squeak-dev ast February, but
>>> not much since then.
>>> I would really love to see a multi-core Pharo. If someone has an
>>> how this could be done, I would be interested to learn more. I
>>> getting Pharo to exploit multi-cores could be a big selling point in
>>> the future ...
>>> - on
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