Issue No.02 - March/April (2007 vol.9)
Pam Frost Gorder , Freelance Writer
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2007.35
Today, practically every new computer has a dual-core (two-CPU) chip, and Intel just launched a quad-core chip with four CPUs. One of 2006's most in-demand holiday gifts was Sony's PlayStation 3, which boasts a "cell" chip with nine CPUs for faster and more realistic video gaming. Multicore systems might offer advantages to gamers, but what about researchers? Making the most of multicore systems will require new tools, new algorithms, and a new way of looking at programming.
multicore, CPU, chip speed, processors
Pam Frost Gorder, "Multicore Processors for Science and Engineering", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.9, no. 2, pp. 3-7, March/April 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.35