PragProg posted this earlier and so I thought it was worth a cross-post
Here is the opening to it…
Nobody can predict the future, but I’m going to make a few informed guesses.
Let’s suppose Intel is right: let’s suppose that the Keifer project succeeds. If this happens, then 32 core processors will appear on the market as soon as 2009/2010.
This comes as no surprise; Sun already ships the Niagara with 8 cores running 4 hyperthreads per core (which is equivalent to 32 cores).
This is a development that makes Erlang programmers very happy. They have been waiting 20 years for this to happen, and now it’s payback time.