Subject: Re: Lisp without GC?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 29 Jun 2002 17:31:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <afkqu4$508p0$>
Will Hartung <> wrote:
| "Barry Margolin" <> wrote in message
| > Yep.  The garbage collector was called "reboot".
| And in today's world, that may still be an option for large datasets.
| That SGI machine with 512 CPU's and 10TB of memory...

Sorry, "only" 1 TB of main RAM, not 10. <URL:>

(You can put *exabytes* of disk on it, if you like, but that's
another story... <URL:>)

| ...sounds like a fine system that could make use of modern "reboot"
| technology, then you don't have to worry about having a multi-cpu GC
| running. Doing a global GC on 10TB of heap doesn't sound pleasant to me.
| (Even properly broken up, that's still 20 GB per processor..*gulp*).

More like 2 GB per CPU (in large configs, 4 GB per CPU in small ones).
Happier now?  ;-}  ;-}


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