Microsoft man says multi-cores need better programming

While chip makers try to stack more cores on top of each other, a top kernel architect thinks they need to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems.

Dave Probert, a kernel architect within the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft said that the current approach to harnessing the power of multicore processors is complicated and not entirely successful. Instead of chucking more cash into refining techniques such as parallel programming, there needs to be more thought into the basic abstractions that make up current OS's.

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TOO PAWNED3190d ago

Whether you like it or not multi-cores iare the future and even present at some extent