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Multi-core Development is One Step Closer to Being Required

In my last blog entry, I mentioned Intel's futuristic 48-core chip. That is a long-term look that might cause you to believe you still have time to wait before considering multicore issues in your applications. If you are not considering multiple cores today, when developing your applications, then you are falling behind. While tapping the power of multi-core applications isn't critical in a dual core world, quad-cores are starting to make inroads into the market place and early next year you'll see the number of six core systems start increasing. Just as the release of quad-core systems pushed dual core to the mainstream. We should be able to expect six core systems to push quad-core mainstream.

Trick or Treat: Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

Halloween is the time when kids get a chance to get tricks or treats from others. This Halloween, I actually got a treat from Microsoft. They sent me a Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard and mouse set.

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