The Multicore Future

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  • 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
  • No backtalk

    One key to making parallel algorithms efficient is to minimize the amount of communication between cores.

    February 28, 2011
  • Retooling algorithms

    Charles Leiserson and his team are experts at designing parallel algorithms — including one for a chess-playing program that outperformed IBM’s Deep Blue.

    February 25, 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