Scientific computing and parallel computing C++23/C++26

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Mon Jan 17 18:17:10 UTC 2022

On Monday, 17 January 2022 at 06:13:03 UTC, Era Scarecrow wrote:
> would be really cool. Imagine the huge speedup of say 7zip or 
> other where simple processes, pattern matching or 
> encoding/processing could speed up if you could make use of 
> those **AS WELL AS** the number of cores you have.

Yes, but compression/decompression is too complex. You need to be 
careful with data dependencies so that the computations can be 
run in parallel on a massive scale. I don't know what the future 
holds, but today you also need a core to feed the GPU. Maybe in 
the future the GPU will be able to "feed itself" like an 
independent actor? Hard to tell.  For FPGAs that ought to be a 
possibility, but they are only available in specialty setups.

Maybe we need an open source computer platform with more 
interesting hardware (using commodity chips)?

More information about the Digitalmars-d mailing list