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March 24, 2009

Three Reasons for Moving to Multicore

Christopher Diggins

Parallel computing used to be the specialty domain of supercomputers. These days, however, even computers aimed at the home market have at least two processor cores. Four-core machines are already widely available, with affordable six processors on the horizon. As if that’s not enough, some hard-core gamers have dual quad-core processors installed, while companies like Intel are prototyping 80-core processors.

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