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New Languages Vs. Old For Parallel Programming 321

Posted by timothy
from the nothing-new-will-ever-happen dept.
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."

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.

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