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Threading Building Blocks tbb20_20071218oss Development Release

There have been two Threading Building Blocks development releases since I created my TBB open source release versions matrix. In this post, I'm going to take a look at the first of these releases, the tbb20_20071218oss release.

tbb20_20071218oss changes

Upcoming Money:Tech Conference To Highlight Algorithmic Trading

The upcoming Money:Tech Conference (February 6-7, New York City) didn't attract my attention initially. The conference home page subtitles the conference "Where Web 2.0 Meets Wall Street" -- which implies something other than the type of problem we try to solve using Threading Building Blocks.

Installing Threading Building Blocks on Debian Etch

In my last post, "Threading Building Blocks Debian Linux Packages", I successfully added Debian TBB package maintainer Roberto Sanchez's personal Debian Etch package site to my /etc/apt/sources.list on my Debian 4.0 (Etch) system. One more step was necessary in order for me to be able to actually access Roberto's packages:

Poll: Multithreaded Apps Will Dominate Soon

The results of the most recent Threading Building Blocks poll suggest that most developers believe that multithreaded applications will begin to dominate the marketplace any time between now and the next five years. The poll, which ran from December 5, 2007 through January 2, 2008, asked:
When will multithreaded apps begin to dominate the marketplace?

The response options (and results) were:


  • 30 % (43 votes) - In a year or two

Threading Building Blocks on Itanium under Linux and GCC

A quick note for developers who try to build Threading Building Blocks on an Itanium processor system running Linux and GCC; if you get an error stating something like this:


make[2]: ias: Command not found


there is probably a solution available.

The ias command is attempting to invoke the Itanium Assembler program, to build the assembler portion of TBB. For Itanium processors, TBB has a unique set of code that is built in assembly.
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