Glasgow Haskell Compiler gains SMP support

Submitted by shapr on Tue, 05/10/2005 - 1:06am.

In a recent irc discussion with one of the developers of the Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compiler, it was heard that the development version of GHC can now use multiple processors for the same program.
Even though GHC's SMP support is still in its early stages, some excited fans have already asked whether the existing parallel array support will be integrated to allow transparent scalable data parallelism. (Really it was this excited fan.)
More details in the next part of this series of articles.

Submitted by hellish (not verified) on Sun, 05/15/2005 - 10:22am.

Is this at run time of the compiled executable or is it an optimization for the compiler?

Submitted by shapr on Tue, 05/17/2005 - 12:45pm.

It's at runtime of the compiled executable.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/03/2005 - 4:21am.

And since the compiler is a compiled executable it's also an optimization for the compiler.

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