Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Fork-based Parallelism

The OCaml Journal just published an article about parallel programming:

"As the world transitions to multicore desktop computers over the next few years it is essential that software evolves to take advantage of this new dimension in processing power by exposing parallelism. Although the current OCaml implementation has a serial run-time that limits multithreaded OCaml programs to serial concurrency, it is actually entirely possible to use separate processes to create parallel OCaml programs that do exploit multicores. This article examines a simple but powerful approach to parallelism using Unix process forking..."

To read this article and more, subscribe to The OCaml Journal today!


3 comments:

Le said...

Looks like a very interesting and insightful article,really wish i could get a hand on it though. :/

Brocchini said...

You OCaml Journal seems very interesting to me, but quite expensive... what about making one of the past issues freely available on this blog or on your company's website?
Just to be able to see if I really like the way you explain things.

Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd. said...

@Broncchini: A free article is available here.