[webkit-dev] Is there a plan for supporting multi-process and WebCL in webkit

Pozdnyakov, Mikhail mikhail.pozdnyakov at intel.com
Wed Apr 10 02:53:03 PDT 2013

Thanks for clarification. I also agree that this is better :-)


From: ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com [ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com] on behalf of Ryosuke Niwa [rniwa at webkit.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:38 PM
To: Pozdnyakov, Mikhail
Cc: Filip Pizlo; Benjamin Poulain; webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Is there a plan for supporting multi-process and WebCL in webkit

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Pozdnyakov, Mikhail <mikhail.pozdnyakov at intel.com<mailto:mikhail.pozdnyakov at intel.com>> wrote:

> Why not infer ParallelArrays automatically?
Sorry, did not get it. Could you please elaborate?

I'm not insisting on this concrete proposal, my point is just that it would be more safe and natural to enhance
ECMAScript (enable parallel calculations there) rather than make developers to introduce OpenCL snippets to their web apps.

Filip is saying that we should be able to auto-detect scripts that are using ParallelArrays implicitly instead of adding a new type and making Web developers use it.  i.e. if it quacks like a duck, then optimize it as a duck. And I completely agree with Filip on this.

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