Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I guess we do need a replacement for Fortran

"For some types of workloads, the computer industry has done a pretty good job. Google is a parallel programming problem," Illuminata analyst Gordon Haff said. "Some workloads scale very well. A lot do not, however. Extracting parallelism from those workloads is a very long-standing computer science problem. Progress has been made, but it's a long way from being solved."

Sun's Fortran replacement goes open-source | CNET News.com

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