[whatwg] WebWorkers vs. Threads
shannon at arc.net.au
Thu Aug 14 03:06:22 PDT 2008
> Think about the kind of applications that use parallel "compute nodes"
> and you'll realise that 98% don't exist outside of academia and
> laboratories due to synchronisation, network latencies and other
> importantly though there is a lack of general computing software that
> requires this model.
On second thoughts I withdraw these claims. I don't have the statistics
to know one way or the other why "portable threads" are more prevalent
than "share nothing" ones. There may be many reasons but latencies
probably isn't one of them. It could just be fashion or convenience.
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