'Not so fast, supercomputers,' say software programmers

  • June 1, 2007
  • Science Highlights

The fastest of the fastest computers - supercomputers used at national research centers, research universities and major corporations - will soon gain even more performance by taking advantage of multicore computing.

Despite the promise of almost unimagined computing power, however, even computing experts wonder whether this time the hardware developers have raced too far ahead of many programmers' ability to create software.

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Originally posted: June 1, 2007