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Simpler Programming for Multicore Computers A new programming language could make it easier to write software for multicore mach
26 April 2007
The number of cores--or number-crunching units--in microprocessors is doubling with each generation, providing enormous computing potential for desktops, laptops, and, eventually, handheld gadgets. Current quadcore machines, for example, are particularly useful for such computation-hungry applications as video processing and gaming.