Of course we will
Posted Oct 3, 2007 20:24 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Good diagnosis, wrong conclusion
Parent article: Memory part 2: CPU caches
Big programs are developed in 10-15 years, so we can be pretty sure programs developed today and even yesterday will be used on 32-CPU cores. Sure, some parts can (and will) be replaced, but a lot of code and binaries will be reused. A lot of distributions still include GTK+ 1.2.x because not all applications are rewritten yet - and GTK+ 2.0 is over five years old. And it's just upgrade (not even replacement) of one library (not change of language).
We will have 32-core CPUs in five years - do you really believe that someone will abandon billions lines of existing code by then ?
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