Multi threaded

Posted in Hardcore IT with tags on September 17, 2008 by Edwin Boender

Yesterday the focus was on multi threaded environments. As the speed of memory is a crucial bottleneck, increasing the speed compute power (Ghz) does not lead to significant results. Currently Sun is delivering 64 threads on a chip, soon 128 threads cips are coming out and rumors tell us that 1024 threads chips must see day light soon.

Just red an Dutch article about multi threading, without mentioning Sun as a supplier. Even worse, they let us know that most of the current application do not perform well on multi threaded environments. They must have missed that Java apps are all multi threaded. More and more software suppliers are seeing the benefits of developing multi threaded apps for their customers. Logical; they save money on the hardware and last but not least the assumption of compute power decreases significant. Green idea?



Posted in Features with tags on September 14, 2008 by Edwin Boender

Today added a new feature to Firefox, called Clipmarks. It seems to be that this makes it easier to collect and store bookmarks.

Tomorrow I will fly to London for some meetings with my customer. I will keep you posted about new developement as my collegue will discuss the latest roadmap of Sun.


Posted in Books on September 13, 2008 by Edwin Boender

Busy trying to get the right words into my thesis.

While reading some books and articles I noticed that “The world is flat” by Thomas L. Friedman is really an interesting book. Especially for those who have IT related work. See links for more info.