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StarfishX

StarfishX is a Mac OS X-native application which generates cool desktop patterns. It is based on Mars Saxman's Starfish pattern generation...

June 18, 2012 by M. Scott Marcy

Intel demos 48-core chip

Pushing several steps farther in the multicore direction, Intel on 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.

December 2, 2009 by

Lighting the murky depths of multicore pricing

Multicore processors have been around since 2005, when Intel shipped its first dual-core processor and the advantages of many cores have been widely touted, but a working model for costing software to work with them is still on its way.

June 1, 2008 by

Stanford pushing for new parallel computing model

Stanford University, in conjunction with Sun, AMD, NVIDIA, IBM, Intel, and HP, is working to create a new computing model that fully exploits modern, multicore processing. As a feature in Ars Technica points out, parallel computing has always posed significant challenges to programmers.

May 1, 2008 by

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is easier to install and manage than previous versions, and has many new and improved features that should encourage organisations to upgrade.

February 26, 2008 by

Are multicore processors here to stay?

Intel director James Reinders looks at the power, memory, and instruction-level parallelism walls that are forcing the move to multicore processors, and explains why sometimes it makes sense to underclock, not overclock...

September 23, 2007 by

Are multicore processors here to stay?

Intel director James Reinders looks at the power, memory and instruction-level parallelism walls that are forcing the move to multicore processors, and explains why sometimes it makes sense to underclock, not overclock

September 10, 2007 by

768 cores ought to be enough for anybody

While Intel struggles to get their 80-core processor to work, a company you've probably never heard of has been quietly shipping systems with hundreds of cores. Last year at JavaOne I attended a presentation by Cliff Click of Azul Systems on scaling up an application that used to take weeks to run so that it could finish in minutes. After the Intel announcement, I tracked down Cliff to get his thoughts on multicore hardware and software.

February 12, 2007 by

Inside Intel's Developer Forum

Insight64's Nathan Brookwood gives me the lowdown and what transpired at the Intel Developer Forum this week. In our podcast, he explains the new Core Microarchitecture, which will underpin Intel's multicore, energy efficient chip families, and how Intel's processor roadmap stacks up against what AMD's.

March 10, 2006 by

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