[Coco] Thoughts on modern computers (sort of off topic)
msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Tue Jan 31 19:53:18 EST 2012
On 1/02/2012 10:28 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
> They'll have a rude awakening ahead of them if they venture into my
> field (VLSI design verification). What the compiler does with your code
> "doesn't matter" - until you have 200GB of data in memory and 2 billion
> shapes to traverse. Then, trust me on this, you need detailed
> understanding of what's happening where the binary hits the silicon in
> order to get reasonable runtimes.
I still pause for reconsideration every time I need to allocate a block
of memory for a single data structure that is larger than the entire
Coco address space! ;)
I wonder if - someday down the track - people will scoff at your piddly
little 200GB of data and a mere 2 billion shapes!?! :) Likewise, I
wonder if I'll ever be allocating a single 200GB block, and think
nothing of it! :O
PS. You sound like you have an interesting job!
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