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
F. Alted, "Why Modern CPUs Are Starving and What Can Be Done about It," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 68-71, 2010.