Talk:The Free Lunch Is Over

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

I'm removing the link for the counter point of view article as the information comes from some random blogger and is hardly encyclopedic. In fact, the arguments are weak. You can see my reply (M2tM) which sums this up:

If someone can find a more intelligent counter point of view which doesn't actually suggest that to avoid concurrent methods we will use frameworks built by others which use concurrent methods I think we should link that instead... The thing is, many programmers are not experts and rely on tools built by others. It seems to me that "The Free Lunch Is Over" is still correct if you admit that instead of hand-rolling concurrent solutions you choose frameworks written by experts which help manage that. This is compared to a few years ago when you wouldn't really worry if a framework was concurrent or not. (talk) 23:14, 4 October 2009 (UTC)M2tM

Proposed merger to Herb Sutter[edit]

As The Free Lunch Is Over is a single article and number of citations in Google Scholar is just about 200, I don't believe it merits its own article, though merging it into Herb Sutter page is IMHO a good idea. Ipsign (talk) 06:47, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Mh, while I am pretty sure that several people had noticed the problem discussed in the article, I think it was the one that became most popular and influential. In fact, I believe it first adressed the biggest challenge to computer science in the foreseeable future. Even in 2012, we still have the same problems that efficiency per cycle and frequency have not changed much. Now for like six years. All the performance progress now comes from bigger caches and more cores. And there is still no universal solution to how to use all these cores. Indeed, it appears that there is now even no strong drive anymore to increase the number of cores, evidently for lack of employability. So, imho, the article is significant anough to justify its own WP entry. Thyl Engelhardt (talk) 07:40, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

translated into Russian: alexkachanov (talk) 14:02, 12 July 2012 (UTC)