888572 wrote:The response there explained why it wasn't implemented. What part of that resopnse--which specifically referred to a trend that has continued--do you think no longer applies?
Surprised? That enhancement request and explanation were posted in 1999. This is 2011 almost 2012. The times have changed. Multi-core CPUs are the norm today. In 1999, multi-CPU support was for servers, rare and expensive. Today they're in cell phones and tablet PCs with more coming in 0 to 18 months. I have a "fairly old" AMD X6 1055T desktop PC with 6 cores, for example. Its massive CPU support is essentially wasted in Java without direct affinity support, and it's not the latest.
I'm just wondering why it hasn't been implemented in 2011 since it's so prevalent and easily supported in every major OS (and most all minor OSes too).