// 12.Sep.2009

On Apple’s Reasons for Making Grand Central Dispatch Available Under an Apache Open Source License

Apple made the source code of Grand Central Dispatch available under an Apache open source license. One of the new technologies for concurrency added to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Grand Central is Apple’s attempt to help developers deal with the rise of multi-core. The open sourcing of Grand Central comes as something of a surprise, because it is a core technology in Snow Leopard, and could be seen to give Apple a competitive edge in the new world of multi-core… this is an exciting move, particularly for scientific developers. If Grand Central Dispatch does catch on, it could provide a genuine option for code parallelization on and off the Mac.

Last Revision: September 12th, 2009 at 17:41

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