Issue No.02 - March/April (2010 vol.12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2010.51
CPUs spend most of their time waiting for data to arrive. Identifying low-level bottlenecks—and how to ameliorate them—can save hours of frustration over poor performance in apparently well-written programs.
keywords: CPU performance, processor speed, memory speed, I/O bottleneck, multlicore computing
Francesc Alted, "Why Modern CPUs Are Starving and What Can Be Done about It", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.12, no. 2, pp. 68-71, March/April 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.51