Columbia Computer Science

Friday, January 07, 2005

Toward concurrency in software

The Free Lunch is Over: A Fundamental Turn Toward Concurrency in Software describes why we are unlikely to see higher clockspeeds and other simple scaling soon, so that performance increases in software will have to come from concurrency to exploit multicore processors, with a bit of assist from larger caches. 64-bit processors may actually decrease application performance.

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