From the description:
The Multicore Revolution gathers pace. Moore’s Law remains in force — chips are getting more and more transistors on a quarterly basis. Intel are now out and about touting the “many core chip”. The 80-core chip continues its role as research tool. The 48-core chip is now actively driving production engineering. Heterogeneity not homogeneity is the new “in” architecture.
Where Intel research, AMD and others cannot be far behind.
The virtual machine based architectures of the 1990s, Python, Ruby and Java, currently cannot cope with the new hardware architectures. Indeed Linux and Windows cannot cope with the new hardware architectures either. So either we will have lots of hardware which the software cannot cope with, or . . . . . . well you’ll just have to come to the session.
The slides are very hard to see so grab a copy at: http://www.russel.org.uk/Presentations/accu_london_2010-11-18.pdf
From the description: Heterogeneity not homogeneity is the new “in” architecture.
Is greater heterogeneity in programming languages coming?