Multicore chips

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  • Parallel programming may not be so daunting

    “Lock-free” parallel algorithms may match performance of more complex “wait-free” algorithms.

    March 24, 2014
  • Smarter caching

    Cleverer management of the local memory banks known as ‘caches’ could improve computer chips’ performance while reducing their energy consumption.

    February 19, 2014
  • Managing multicore memory

    MIT research shows that it may be time to let software, rather than hardware, manage the high-speed on-chip memory banks known as ‘caches.’

    September 13, 2013