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September 29, 2008

Software Holding Back Spread of Multicore Chips

Sharon Gaudin

Trying to boost the IT capabilities at his digital forensics company, Brian Dykstra invested in servers equipped with quad-core processors. After all, he figured, having more cores means a more powerful machine that can do far more work than single-core systems. However, after shelling out money for the new technology, Dykstra found that three of the four cores were sitting idle because the software he was running wasn’t built to make use of multiple cores.

Full story at Computerworld

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