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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

Multi-core Intel chips to be used in handhelds and supercomputers?

Intel's "Larrabee" family of multi-core chips, originally aimed at the personal-computer graphics market, may now see action in "an increasingly broad spectrum of the computing world, from Windows and Macintosh desktop personal computers to handhelds and even supercomputers," reports the New York Times.

August 4, 2008 by

Intel plays show and tell: Environment, visual computing (multi)core themes

Intel CTO Justin Rattner and his merry band of researchers played show and tell with projects from the chipmaker's lab focused on visual computing and how to leverage multiple cores.Rattner outlined Intel's research projects Wednesday--roughly 70 of them--and noted that these experiments will turn into products in the next 5 years or so.

June 11, 2008 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

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