Available today: a way to test scaling using cloud-computing, we have just released this web-based tool to help with parallel programming. Our Intel® Parallel Universe Portal will take your Windows (32 bit) application, run it through the scaling analysis engine in Intel Parallel Studio, and give back a report about the performance running on up to sixteen hardware threads (8 hyperthreaded cores).
Intel Tech Talks :: 23Oct07
Moore’s Law is going strong. Transistor densities will keep climbing well into the next decade (or longer), but a number of issues (power density and leakage current to name two) make it impractical to use those higher densities to speed up the chip’s clock. How is Intel going to turn those transistors into increased performance? By using parallelism and putting multiple cores on a single chip.