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From Thomas Neidhart <thomas.neidh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Math] Little thought about multi-threading
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:52:50 GMT
On 07/22/2012 11:25 PM, Gilles Sadowski wrote:
> 
>>> [...]
>>> Threaded execution, on the other hand, can be very, very helpful for a
>>> number of math algorithms and thread management inside commons math is a
>>> very reasonable option in those cases.  This would provide a performance
>>> boost with very little complexity for the user of math.  Managing these
>>> threads is really pretty simple as well.
>>>
>>>
>> How about the Fork-Join framework of Java 7 as an alternative?
> 
> +1

I would also be interested in performance improvements of certain
algorithms by taking advantage of the multi-core processors we have
nowadays. The fork-join framework of java 7 looks clean and simple to
use, so I guess it is somehow a logical target for a library as CM.

+1

>> Well, you probably don't want to switch to Java 7 now, [...]
> 
> Oh, yes, please! 8-P

I would be in favor of this too, but we could also target it for the 4.0
release together with the parallelization stuff.

Thomas

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