[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):


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).

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


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