Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Multi-core processors represent an evolutionary change in conventional computing as well setting the new trend for High Performance Computing (HPC) - but parallelism is nothing new. Intel has a long history with the concept of parallelism and the development of hardware-enhanced threading capabilities. Intel has been delivering threading capable products for more than a decade. The move toward chip-level multiprocessing architectures with a large number of cores continues to offer dramatically increased performance and power characteristics.