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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.

HPC: Coming to an IT Shop Near You?

High-performance computing (HPC) solutions have long been deployed by Fortune 1000 accounts, but costs have prohibited implementation by smaller enterprises. Here’s how cloud computing has changed the playing field.