Multicore Infostream – May 20, 2011

Nvidia Snaps Out Snappier Tesla GPU Coprocessors
Nvidia Snaps Out Snappier Tesla GPU Coprocessors By Timothy Prickett Morgan 22 Get more from this author GPU chipmaker Nvidia knows that it has to do more to grow its Tesla biz than slap some passive heat sinks on a fanless GPU card and talk up its CUDA parallel-programming tools. ..

Book Review: Professional Parallel Programming with C#

Book Review: Professional Parallel Programming with C# by Mike Riley Parallel extensions represents one of the most exciting additions to the .NET Framework 4. They allow .NET developers to leverage the full power of multicore computing architectures with relative ease. Although implementing and using extensions may be straightforward, it takes …

Microsoft updating .Net for easy concurrency
Microsoft updating .Net for easy concurrency By Joab Jackson Microsoft is building two new additions to its .Net framework that should make it much easier for programmers to utilize all the cores of a multicore processor. The additions should not only ease the complexities of writing a program to run …

VIA announces new QuadCore processor
VIA announces new QuadCore processor VIA Technologies Inc. will launch what it claims as the most energy-efficient processor in the market. The company’s new QuadCore processor features an optimized, energy-efficient multi-core architecture. It delivers multi-threaded performance across the board for multi-tasking, multimedia playback, productivity and internet browsing using minimal power. …

InfoQ: Scala 2.9.0 Introduces Parallel Collections
InfoQ: Scala 2.9.0 Introduces Parallel Collections The latest Scala release 2.9.0 introduces parallel collections to easily utilize multicore processors. Other new features are an improved REPL, ScalaDoc and new packages for interacting with the operating system. By Mirko Stocker

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