"One of the additions to the
java.util.concurrentpackages coming in Java™ 7 is a framework for fork-join style parallel decomposition. The fork-join abstraction provides a natural mechanism for decomposing many algorithms to effectively exploit hardware parallelism."
Steve says "Looks like java 7 will have built-in support for the Fork/Join pattern (i.e. similar to what Erlang has and what the Squeak guys have been talking about)"
Is this the end for the short-lived FPGA/GPU bandwagon? It could well be - with massively multi-core chips round the corner, they are considerably more attractive an option with their on core FPU and low-latency cache etc. Solves a whole lot of issues around buying and supporting esoteric hardware it would seem.