Saturday, December 5, 2009

Intel hopes 48-core chip will solve new challenges

"Pushing several steps farther in the multicore direction, Intel on Wednesday demonstrated a fully programmable 48-core processor it thinks will pave the way for massive data computers powerful enough to do more of what humans can."
"No silver bullet for parallel programming
The Tera-scale project doesn't fundamentally address one of the big challenges in today's computing industry, though: getting multicore chips to run today's computing jobs that are often designed to run as a single thread of instructions rather than independent tasks running in parallel."

I wonder how they are progressing on parallel programming. I remember attending a lecture about it back in 1980.

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