On 5/21/2018 12:00 PM, Piyush Katariya wrote:
what if i dont wish to juggle between Threads and Places to
leverage all CPU cores ?
Just use Thread abstraction.
Chez Scheme page says it can possible run on multi core, so I believe
it must be possible for Racket 7 to do so ???
Not necessarily. Chez uses kernel threads on most platforms, but it's
threads don't have the same semantics as Racket's threads. So far, I
have heard nothing definitive about whether Chez-Racket will try to use
Chez threads directly, or continue with the Racket user-space thread model.
You also should note the caution in Chez's documentation:
/One restriction should be observed when one of multiple threads
creates or loads compiled code, however, which is that only that
thread or subsequently created children, or children of subsequently
created children, etc., should run the code. This is because
multiple-processor systems upon which threaded code may run might
not guarantee that the data and instruction caches are synchronized
across processors. /
I'm not familiar with the internals of Chez threads, but this wording
makes me wonder. It's possible that the initial program thread might be
started on any core, but other threads it creates are restricted to
running on the same core as the parent [most OS allow doing this].
Forking another process may be the only way to (guarantee to) use
Also note that Chez's thread API provides no way to change thread affinity.
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