Who’s in Charge of Multicore?

Markus Levy, president of The Multicore Association, illuminates initiatives developers should keep an eye on, including an API designed to make parallel programming easier.

Maxing out Multicore

Multicore’s concept is simple: Increase the number of cores to increase performance. But as University of Wisconsin Professor Mark Hill explains, Amdahl’s Law is essential to understanding why coding is key to maximizing multicore performance.

Near Field Communication: Niche Tech or the Next Big Thing?

Vendors are adding this ultra-short-range wireless technology to devices such as smartphones and laptops, for applications such as electronic payment. Is this just scratching the surface of what NFC can do? Intel’s NFC experts offer insight.