[nSLUG] 1, 2 or many? -- how many cores will you want on your desktop?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 19:43:58 ADT 2007


A number of CS profs have been commenting on the difficulties of
writing software for highly parallel hardware.   Here is an interesting
discussion (by a Canadian author):

<http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1332461.html>

Others have noted that existing PC architectures don't properly support
multiprocessors, so the answer may depend on what you can get with
your processor (chipsets, memory architectures).

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George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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