Archive for August, 2008


The Multicore Challenge

August 26th, 2008

Researchers working in areas spanning computer architecture, programming languages, operating systems, algorithms, and more have been thinking harder about the problem of parallel computing. Why has the age-old concept of parallelism become so “hot” today? To provide the first of an upcoming series of opinion pieces, we asked David Patterson, Professor in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, to give us his thoughts, and the rationale for increased government funding to solve the multicore challenge.