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What are multicore devices?
A microprocessor that combines two or more independent processors into a single package or IC. Multicore chips allow for greater increases in computing power as compared to a single CPU continually made to run faster. In general, multicore microprocessors allow a computing device to exhibit some form of thread-level parallelism (TLP) without including multiple microprocessors in separate physical packages. This form of TLP is often known as chip-level multiprocessing.
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2007-06-19 Motorola blade taps Cavium multicore
Motorola has adopted Cavium's Octeon multicore processor for its new ATCA blade for 10Gbit packet processing.
2012-08-10 MIT releases Halide program for multicore image processing
MIT's computer science arm claims program can help developers execute image-processing code faster.
2012-03-26 Minimize concurrency errors in multicore design
Learn how to address the difficulties of finding and eliminating bugs.
2010-05-25 Mentor, NetLogic team on multicore for Linux
Mentor and NetLogic have entered a collaborative agreement under which Mentor will provide its Linux technology on NetLogic's XLP, XLR and XLS multicore, multithreaded processors.
2008-01-18 Memory takes on multicore approach
Joseph Ashwood claims he has created a memory chip architecture for the 21st centuryone that matches multicore microprocessors with parallel, concurrent access to multiple memory chips.
2009-03-19 Mapping tool handles multicore comms topology
PolyCore Software Inc. has developed the Poly-Mapper multicore communications topology mapping tool.
2007-02-16 Long way to go for multicore
2006 may go down as the year the electronics industry woke up to the full breadth and significance of the trend to multicore processors.
2007-04-16 Leverage multicore processors with graphical system design tools
A key step in tackling a multicore design is developing a clear software design methodology.
2007-05-16 Lack of tools, expertise stalls multicore progress
The tools needed to program and debug multicore ICs are in the "dark ages," according to Anant Agarwal. Solutions are emerging, but the dearth of parallel-programming tools and lack of expertise among embedded designers threaten to slow the progress of multicore architectures.
2011-05-09 Lack of multicore support delays Nokia dual-core shift
Microsoft's move to take out multicore support from its Mobile Phone 7 OS, focusing it on a single-core Qualcomm chipset could limit Nokia's dual-core shift.
2012-08-10 KeyStone multicore DSPs for enterprise gateways
TI's TMS320C665x claims to offer enterprise gateway developers a highly dense and scalable solution, including development software and TI's Code Composer Studio IDE, for improved density and scalability.
2007-05-07 Java development framework supports SMP multicore
Pervasive Software Inc. introduced Pervasive DataRush, a Java development framework that supports symmetric multiprocessing multicore CPUs.
2007-01-29 Israeli startup preps multicore processor
Plurality, a privately owned company based in Israel, says its HyperCore architecture is one of the most scalable general-purpose multicore processors yet announced, and has demonstrated HyperCore blocks reaching up to 256 cores.
2004-09-07 Intel will demo its first multicore CPU at IDF
Mark down Sept. 7 as the date Intel Corp. unofficially switches from frequency to parallelism as its main microprocessor philosophy.
2007-06-07 Intel updates compiler tools for multicore CPUs
Intel has upgraded its C++ and Fortran compilers, adding new features to better exploit programming its X86 multicore processors.
2007-04-13 Intel tools provide programming, debugging support for multicore
Bringing programming and debugging support to its multicore processors, Intel announced new tools to help designers create, debug and tune applications using Windows Vista and Linux OS.
2005-03-08 Intel targets multithreaded software for multicore processors
By solving the parallel processing problem with application-specific languages, Intel Corp.
2007-06-28 Intel partners with India IT firm on multicore training program
Intel and India's NIIT launched a multi-core training curriculum that has been developed jointly and will be deployed by NIIT globally.
2009-12-04 Intel multicore effort goes x86 route
Contrary to one report, the foundry business is hot with Taiwan vendors sold out and leading-edge yields improving, according to an analyst.
2005-10-17 Intel looks to multicore future
With microprocessor architectures reaching their physical limits, the race has now shifted to parallel processing and multicore architectures.
2007-04-19 Intel expands multicore programming agenda in China
Intel Corp. is expanding its multicore programming effort in China, signing up another 35 universities to train students in multicore development.
2007-06-15 Intel bares details of multicore R&D
Intel Corp. is disclosing more details about its research into the future of multicore processors.
2012-01-17 Identify drain-current conditions when computing power of multicore SoCs
Know the factors to consider when calculating the power numbers of multicore SoCs.
2007-12-04 IDE promises flexible multicore programming for ANSI C
National Instruments has released the LabWindows/CVI 8.5, the latest version of the ANSI C IDE for test and embedded applications.
2008-04-07 IC industry addresses multicore, programming 'software gap'
The IC industry is starting to address what's being called a software gap between a rising tide of multicore processors and a lack of parallel programming tools and techniques to make use of them.
2009-08-31 IBM zooms past multicore server rivals
IBM Corp. could walk away from the Hot Chips conference with bragging rights to having the most muscular microprocessor with its Power7.
2008-11-10 Hypercore design tools upgrade multicore processing
At the Multicore Expo Japan 2008, Plurality has launched the beta version of an extensive set of development tools for its HyperCore Architecture Line of many-core processors.
2009-02-12 How to pluck delay from multicore interconnections
Today's SoC designers readily accept the idea of using multiple processor cores in their complex systems to achieve design goals. Unfortunately, a 40-year history of processor-based system design has made the main processor bus the sole data highway into and out of most processor cores.
2010-03-18 Hardware tool handles multicore debugging
From Programmierbare Logik & Systeme (pls) comes the Universal Access Device 3+ (UAD3+) hardware tool for high-end trace, multicore and multitarget debugging.
2008-02-18 Handling multicore design patterns
Anderson MacKay of Green Hills Software DiscusseS in this article the high-level overviews of three simple models for multicore systems, which are straightforward to implement with today's tools and hardware. These multicore design patterns provide starting points for thinking and talking about the high-level picture of what your system does, and provide a common terminology so that hardware and software teams can hash out a multicore system structure.
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