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The iTunes of Algorithms

Sep 30, 2010 |

Massively Parallel Technologies takes aim at the software business model.

One Group’s Answer to Transistors Behaving Badly

May 11, 2010 |

Most of the efforts to address the problem of shrinking transistor geometries have focused on making the devices behave more precisely. But what if instead of trying to make the transistors better, we purposefully try to make them worse. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, developing processors that are naturally error-prone is exactly what one team of researchers has set out to do.

Finding the Door in the Memory Wall, Part 2

Mar 23, 2009 |

It is a common belief that only sequential applications need to be adapted for parallel execution on multicore processors. However, many existing parallel algorithms are also a poor fit. They have simply been optimized for the wrong design parameters.