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.

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.