Friday, 5 September 2008

OCaml on eight cores

In preparation for OCaml's forthcoming parallel garbage collector, Flying Frog Consultancy have invested in an eight core computer. The machine is a Dell PowerEdge T605 with eight AMD Opteron cores and 4Gb of RAM.

Unable to resist temptation, we immediately reran the parallel ray tracer from the OCaml Journal article Fork-based parallelism and obtained near-optimal speedup when using all eight cores:

Watch this space for more parallel benchmarks using OCaml!

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