More Research into Parallel Computing

Susan Hall

Another team will join the race to produce software to take advantage of chips that process multiple tasks at the same time, reports The New York Times.


Stanford University and six chip makers will announce Friday plans to create the Pervasive Parallelism Lab to work on software for microprocessors of 8 to 16 or more cores. Sun Microsystems, AMD, Nvidia, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Intel will join the university in the project.


Intel and Microsoft last month announced a similar effort involving labs at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. And yes, apparently Intel will be involved in both groups.

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