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Why Modern CPUs Are Starving and What Can Be Done about It
March/April 2010 (vol. 12 no. 2)
pp. 68-71
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.

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Index Terms:
keywords: CPU performance, processor speed, memory speed, I/O bottleneck, multlicore computing
Citation:
Francesc Alted, "Why Modern CPUs Are Starving and What Can Be Done about It," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 68-71, March-April 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.51
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