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Apart from the internal multithreading of Web browser implementations, there's also Web Workers.
What's the point?
Posted Mar 7, 2012 9:00 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Yes, internal multithreading of Web browser implementations and Web Workers finally added to the web functionality most other environments offered 15-20 years ago: the ability to run multiple programs truly in parallel. Yahoo! Huge achievement (even if years too late).
This is not comparable to threads, though: you can not process the same piece of data using 4-8 workers (which makes sense if you are working with a single resource-hungry program).
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