Mill Computing, Inc. Forums The Mill Architecture Security Reply To: Security

David McCammond-Watts
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How in the heck were you able to keep these advances to yourselves for so long? I’m reminded of the experience of reading a particularly clever proof–that “oh of course that’s how you do that!” feeling. So many “obvious” (after the fact) enhancements. Keeping all this quiet for so long, well that’s willpower.

I have a question about threading. In the security talk you mention that threads are “…the same familiar thread you’ve sworn at so many times in your programming career.” I thought I’d read on comp.arch that the Mill won’t support preemptive multitasking, even though it would support having multiple threads each running on a separate core. Did I get that wrong or can you have multiple preemptively switched (i.e. not “green”) threads each getting a time slice on the same core?