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Subject: POSIX threads

Author: Steven Edwards

Date: 00:56:29 07/05/05

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On July 05, 2005 at 03:31:42, Tord Romstad wrote:
>On July 04, 2005 at 23:36:39, Juan Pablo Naar C. wrote:

>>Is coding for SMP really hard?

>It is, especially when you don't have a dual CPU computer.
>There are still very few of us who have one.  Duals are still
>too big, noisy and expensive for the average customer.
>This will, of course, change in the future (probably in the
>near future).  When duals become more common, I am
>sure the number of parallell chess programs wil increase
>rapidly.

If the host and target platforms are POSIX compliant (e.g., Mac OS/X and Linux),
then adherence to the POSIX thread model specification is relatively simple and
so an SMP-aware prgram can be developed and tested on a single CPU machine.
This is part of Symbolic's development method.



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