Date Added: Apr 2011
In recent years the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry has benefited from the development of higher density multi-core processors. With recent chips capable of executing up to 32 tasks in parallel, this rate of growth also shows no sign of slowing. Alongside the development of denser micro-processors has been the considerably more modest rate of improvement in Random Access Memory (RAM) capacities. The effect has been that the available memory-per-core has reduced and current projections suggest that this is still set to reduce further.