The future in your pocket

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The future in your pocket
There is a growing sentiment among academics in computing that a shift to multicore processors in commodity computers will demand that all programmers become parallel programmers. This is because future general-purpose processors are not likely to improve the performance of a single thread of execution; instead, the presence of multiple processor cores on a CPU will improve the performance of groups of threads. In this article, I argue that there is another trend underway, namely integration, which will have a greater near-term impact on developers of system software and applications. This integration, and its likely impact on general-purpose computers, is clearly illustrated in the architecture of modern mobile phones. Categories and Subject Descriptors
Patrick Crowley
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CCR
Authors Patrick Crowley
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