Rice-led project aims to boost performance on every chip

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as part of its Architecture Aware Compiler Environment Program, has awarded Rice University $16 million to develop a new set of tools that can improve the performance of virtually any application running on any microprocessor.

The PACE project -- short for "platform-aware compilation environment" -- centers on ubiquitous computer programs called compilers. All microprocessors -- not just those in PCs but also the ones powering cell phones, game systems, cars and even electronic toys -- have their own compilers to translate human-written computer applications into the binary 1s and 0s that a processor can execute.

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snaz273541d ago

so technology is gonna get better! wow who would have thought it lol... nah seriously tho its a fairly interesting article

ChozenWoan3541d ago

Actually, this means that in the next 5 years, not only will processors get faster and faster, but code running on them will do so as well.