Programming for Multicore Chips a Challenge, Intel Says

Adding more cores is desirable to meet growing computing demands, but it could create more challenges for programmers writing code that enables applications to work effectively with multicore chips.

As technology develops at a fast rate, a challenge for developers is to adapt to programming for multicore systems, said Doug Davis, vice president of the digital enterprise group at Intel, during a speech Tuesday at the Multicore Expo in Santa Clara, California. Programmers will have to transition from programming for single-core processors to multiple cores, while future-proofing the code to keep up-to-date in case additional cores are added to a computing system.

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