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April 11, 2010

Multi-Core CPU’s Still Not Being Utilized

Intel and AMD are con­stant­ly pump­ing out new proces­sors with more and more pro­cess­ing cores.  But can cur­rent OS soft­ware real­ly uti­lize all that pro­cess­ing pow­er?  Today a Quad Core CPU is eas­i­ly afford­able to most peo­ple.  Mul­ti-Core CPU’s have been out for years now and soft­ware is still being writ­ten in a way that does­n’t uti­lize the pro­cess­ing pow­er of Mul­ti-Core CPU’s.  Use of Mul­ti Core appli­ca­tions may require a rethink­ing of win­dows “Although mod­ern oper­at­ing sys­tems do true mul­ti­task­ing and scale with the addi­tion of more cores, Probert thinks that to take full advan­tage of the new won­der­ful­ly pow­er­ful hard­ware we have, it will require a rework­ing and rethink­ing of Win­dows.  Of course, with the rapid­ly grow­ing num­ber of cores, espe­cial­ly in light of Intel’s exper­i­men­tal 48-core CPU, an alter­na­tive method would be to devote at least oneRead more…

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