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Getting to grips with multicore’s disruptive technology

Getting to grips with multicore’s hugely disruptive technology – an opportunity for NZ Inc

By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 28 Feb 2013 ) There was some serious brainpower assembled at the recent Multicore World 2013 conference in Wellington.

Some of the subject matter was way-beyond the once over lightly understanding that I have of computers and computing. But the clear message was that there’s currently a big gap between what multicore computers (many cores on one chip) are capable of, and the programs to run them.

As an analogy, it is as if a car engine has eight cylinders, but there’s only fuel getting through to one or two of them – vastly decreasing its possible performance.

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