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Ernest
02-16-2012, 05:30 PM
By now most of us have heard how Intel's next CPU family code-named Haswell will include transactional memory.

Here's a really nice article on what that could mean. If the author's assumptions are right, this should make multi-threaded programs much less buggy.

http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT021512050738

shrox
02-16-2012, 06:21 PM
By now most of us have heard how Intel's next CPU family code-named Haswell will include transactional memory.

Here's a really nice article on what that could mean. If the author's assumptions are right, this should make multi-threaded programs much less buggy.

http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT021512050738

The idea that they would run an entire command or function or none at all is interesting, no partial or truncated operations.

shrox
02-17-2012, 09:31 AM
This also means computers that are literally error free, like the HAL9000. Most errors come from incomplete data transfer.