November 4, 2008

Multicore: New Chips Mean New Challenges for Developers

Paul Krill

More and more help is available so developers can write applications for the new generation of processors.

With the advent of multicore processors such as the Intel Core Duo, which is now commonplace in PCs, software developers must deal with a new wrinkle — getting software to be processed across multiple cores — in order to ensure the maximum performance from their software. But this is much easier said than done, with developers having to tackle issues with concurrency and potential performance bottlenecks.

Full story at InfoWorld

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