March 4, 2010

HPC Madness: March Is More Cores Month

Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

The new x86 multicore offerings could portend big changes for HPC platforms.

I knew this day would come, well month actually. It is the “more cores” month and an important point in HPC history. Synchronized by competitive forces, both Intel and AMD are soon to release the next level of their respective multi-core processors. Why is this different than the past? For HPC it may have some real consequences.

Full story at Linux Magazine

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