“Multicore is here to stay.”
Together with Michael Klemm, Senior Application Engineer, Intel, Christian Terboven, Deputy Head of HPC Group at the IT Center, RWTH Aachen University, published an interesting article in the current issue of Intel’s Parallel Universe magazine.
Multicore is here to stay.
This single sentence accurately describes the situation of application developers and the hardware evolution they are facing. Since the introduction of the first dual-core CPUs some 10 years ago, the number of cores has kept increasing till the installation of our first Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors providing 60 cores with 4 threads each imposing new requirements on the parallelism of applications to exploit the capabilities of the hardware.