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  • Smarter multicore chips

    New approach to distributing computations could make multicore chips much faster.

    February 18, 2015
  • Parallelizing common algorithms

    Researchers revamp a common “data structure” so that it will work with multicore chips.

    January 30, 2015
  • Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip

    Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.

    June 23, 2014
  • Smarter caching

    Cleverer management of the local memory banks known as ‘caches’ could improve computer chips’ performance while reducing their energy consumption.

    February 19, 2014
  • Simulating tomorrow’s chips

    A new system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design and more reliable.

    April 13, 2012
  • Chips as mini Internets

    The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.

    April 10, 2012
  • Testing unbuilt chips

    A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.

    March 9, 2012
  • Agarwal named CSAIL director

    Succeeds Zue to lead the Institute’s largest interdisciplinary lab

    June 20, 2011
  • Language barrier

    To take advantage of multicore chips, programmers will need software development systems that let them express themselves in fundamentally new ways.

    March 1, 2011
  • The next operating system

    Operating systems for multicore chips will need more information about their own performance — and more resources for addressing whatever problems arise.

    February 24, 2011
  • Designing the hardware

    Improving communication between distributed processors and managing shared data are two of the central challenges in creating tomorrow’s chips.

    February 23, 2011
  • The surprising usefulness of sloppy arithmetic

    A computer chip that performs imprecise calculations could process some types of data thousands of times more efficiently than existing chips.

    January 3, 2011
  • Multicore may not be so scary

    Research suggests that the free operating system Linux will keep up with the addition of more ‘cores,’ or processing units, to computer chips.

    September 30, 2010
  • Mastering multicore

    MIT researchers find a way to make complex computer simulations run more efficiently on chips with multiple processors.

    April 26, 2010
  • Parallel course

    As chip makers turn to multiple 'cores' to improve performance, MIT researchers help ease programmers' transition to parallel programming.

    October 23, 2009