Multicore – how Intel makes it work and makes it matter. Summary: Intel's history in chip technology means it knows about software, especially when performance and optimization are needed. January 1, 2006 -- 00:00 GMT (16:00 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Hardware, Intel, Networking, Processors Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.