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?