The World is Parallel: The Opportunity and Challenge of Parallel Computing

I’ve started a new series of articles on parallel computing for NVIDIA’s nTersect blog. The first piece gives and overview of parallel computing: How the crisis in increasing microprocessor performance through higher speeds led to the development of multi-core processors at the same time that graphics processors were also adopting multicore architectures. It also looks at the challenge that effective use of these powerful but complicated designs pose for software developers.

Subsequent articles in the series will be case studies of how companies and researchers are using this power to take high-performance computation to new levels.

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