Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Shaken to the (multi) core

Catherine Crawford, chief architect for next-generation systems software at IBM Systems Group's Quasar Design Center, has made a bold statement about the future of software; as is to be expected, some sources make it sound a little more sensationally apocalyptic.

This isn't the first time I've brought up the many-core future of the desktop. You may be wondering who will have the expertise to write the software that will take advantage of this massively parallel paradigm. Well, that will be just one skill that I'll be developing while a postdoctoral fellow at a very fine institution.

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