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With new chips comes new instructions

Intel works with universities to update their computer science curricula.
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With the launch of Intel's dual-core processors, the company is working with 45 universities to update computer science education for the new chip order, eSchoolNews reports.
"To usher in a new generation of computing technology and bring creative new products to market, it's crucial to educate tomorrow's software developers to architect, develop and debug the next generation of software for modern, multi-core platforms," said Renee James, corporate VP and general manager of Intel's software and solutions group, in a statement.

The big name compsc schools are involved, like Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan and University of Washington, as well as institutions across the world

The curriculum provides an introduction to Intel multi-core architecture and teaches computer science students how to achieve maximum performance of their programs on threaded, multi-core and multi-processor systems using Intel compilers and threading tools. It also covers the importance of parallelism, threading concepts, threading methodology and programming with threads.

Included in the endeavor are faculty training sessions. Intel also provides course materials, laptops powered by dual-core processors for instructor use in the classroom, as well as licenses for Intel software development products and access to forums and technical support.

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