Multi-core: Adding a New Dimension to Computing

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Multi-core: Adding a New Dimension to Computing
Invention of Transistors in 1948 started a new era in technology, called Solid State Electronics. Since then, sustaining development and advancement in electronics and fabrication techniques has caused the devices to shrink in size and become smaller, paving the quest for increasing density and clock speed. That quest has suddenly come to a halt due to fundamental bounds applied by physical laws. But, demand for more and more computational power is still prevalent in the computing world. As a result, the microprocessor industry has started exploring the technology along a different dimension. Speed of a single work unit (CPU) is no longer the concern, rather increasing the number of independent processor cores packed in a single package has become the new concern. Such processors are commonly known as multi-core processors. Scaling the performance by using multiple cores has gained so much attention from the academia and the industry, that not only desktops, but also laptops, PDAs, cel...
Md. Tanvir Al Amin
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Md. Tanvir Al Amin
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