Intel ought to be interested - AMD have possibly stolen a march on them with various recent tie-ups with companies for processor acceleration, some of whom may have some transputer heritage.
I would consider taking a totally different approach to how to push CSP, and the most recent exchanges give the reason.
The next big EC R&D program will concentrate a lot of money into the area of trust, security, reliability, dependability. Things such as grid computing will evolve to computing as a service.
CSP offers a means to develop software that is side effect free - just what you need for software that is going to be reliable and secure. Most of the exploits we see daily exploit side effects e.g. buffer overflows.
FYI - I spent several weeks writing up some of the background workshops on this area for the EC, and I believe that there is plenty of fudning in there for the CSP community to put forward the methodology and do lots of development. Over 4 years, there will be around â4billion for this area
I may be putting together a project proposal for this area, so if anyone is interested, please let me know.
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From: owner-java-threads@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-java-threads@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marc L. Smith
Sent: 26 June 2006 22:41
Subject: Intel: timely article
Here is a link to an eWeek article that just came out last week:
The title is: Tera-scale Computing: Intel's Attack of the Cores
I encourage everyone to read the article, but to get to the point:
Here is one excerpt:
Have we ever attempted to attract the attention of Intel? They *must* be aware of CSP! If Intel has spurned WoTUG's advances in the past, perhaps it's time to court them, again? We should invite an Intel exec/engineer to give a keynote at CPA, just before or just after another keynote extolling the benefits and virtues of process-oriented software design on multicore architectures. :-)
It appears Intel, for its part, is reaching looking for partners to reach out to. Here's another excerpt:
It is clear Intel is acutely aware of the problem, and need to educate the programming masses. Okay, last excerpt:
We should focus our efforts to make contact with Intel's Software Products Group, and invite Intel to work with Academia as well as software companies. This is a crucial time, if it's not already too late, to get the endorsement of one of the world's most influential semiconductor manufacturers. Isn't this a golden opportunity for FDR, for example?
I'm at a loss for where to begin, but I'd like to invite some open discussion regarding what I believe is a time-limited opportunity. Please share your thoughts.