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Submission + - Parallellism, Math, and the Curse of the Algorithm (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: From the article: Adding more processing cores to a CPU should have been a relatively painless evolution of computer technology but it turned out to be a real pain in the ass, programming wise. Why? To understand the problem, we must go back to the very beginning of the computer age, close to a hundred and fifty years ago, when an Englishman named Charles Babbage designed the world's first general purpose computer, the analytical engine.
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Parallellism, Math, and the Curse of the Algorithm

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