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Comment Good. (Score 1) 149

Now get back to me when you've built 24+2 of them into a 1x10x10 cm 12 core blade with water cooling.

Or 256 of them into a 1U half-depth fanless storage array.

I loathe seeing racks upon racks of heat spewing, power sucking, storage arrays.


New Languages Vs. Old For Parallel Programming 321

joabj writes "Getting the most from multicore processors is becoming an increasingly difficult task for programmers. DARPA has commissioned a number of new programming languages, notably X10 and Chapel, written especially for developing programs that can be run across multiple processors, though others see them as too much of a departure to ever gain widespread usage among coders."

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