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Although both Microsoft and Intel's R&D departments have been responsible for some nifty futuristic tech, the two companies got together last week and announced a $20M grant to two universities to "start over" and develop next-gen computing systems based around parallel processing. The grant will fund Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers at UC -Berkeley, which is kicking in another $7M, and the University of Illinois at Champaign / Urbana, which is donating $8M of its own. According to Mark Snir, head of the UIUC lab, the goal is to find a way to make "parallelism so easy to use that parallel programming becomes synonymous with programming" -- an increasingly important priority as current multi-core processors aren't necessarily being fully utilized, and 100-core processors aren't far off. That leads us to wonder: what to do with all that newly-unlocked processing power? Virtual-reality Facebook? Real-time visual augmentation? Finally being able to run Crysis? We know you've got ideas -- sound off in comments!
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There are some serious disparities between upcoming computing capabilities and current programming methods. Let's just hope somethng comes out of this soon
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Hmmm... interesting news item. Rep+
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Interesting. I think we're overdue for a ground-breaking advancement in computing.
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Is a $20M dollar grant sufficient? specifically when giving it to one particular university. UC Berkley is a great university, no doubt. However, I am not very optimistic as to how much they alone will be able to do. Then again, I guess any research is good research.

One thing is for sure though... parallel programming is definitely a challenge, and I can only imagine when we will really start feeling the crunch.
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US Universities are well ahead when it comes to research and the level of funding for it....very good thread man!
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Good its about time they started re-inventing computing.

x86 is getting too bogged down in old standards (SSE), and current tech is too based on single threaded programs.
    
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You know it always comes up that to get my four cores used, it would be very difficult, wouldn't it be easier to just make a chip near the cpu that automatically divies up the workload for all four cores. Don't know anything about the inner workings of processors, but it seems like the easiest for me.
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Hasn't this been posted like six times already?

Edit: well, maybe six is an exageration, I found these but I'm pretty sure I remember more:
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...developer.html
http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...threading.html

BTW, I'm not really *****ing about a repost, I don't care for it when people come into a thread and thats all the first page is, I'm just saying I'm surprised no one else noticed is all .
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You know it always comes up that to get my four cores used, it would be very difficult, wouldn't it be easier to just make a chip near the cpu that automatically divies up the workload for all four cores. Don't know anything about the inner workings of processors, but it seems like the easiest for me.
That's freaking rediciously hard to do. The thread manager would have to understand all the code that will be going through it, predict which threads can be separated, schedule them, and make sure there is no locking. If anyone could figure out how to produce such a chip, they would get a few hundred million for the technology.
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That's freaking rediciously hard to do. The thread manager would have to understand all the code that will be going through it, predict which threads can be separated, schedule them, and make sure there is no locking. If anyone could figure out how to produce such a chip, they would get a few hundred million for the technology.
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