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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.

World's First 100-core Chip; Powerful but not "Intel Inside"

Tilera has announced that they have created the world's first 100-core chip — the 100-core TILE-Gx100. This chip claims to have four times the performance of any chip announced to date. They claim to have ten times better computing efficiency than Intel's next generation Westmere processor.

The Day Microsoft Killed the eBook Reader

I've looked at getting an eBook reader for quite a while now. My wife was going to buy me a Sony eReader for Father's Day when they were super discounted at Borders; however, they were sold out all around town due to the low price. If you go to a store that has ebook readers, it is hard to resist picking them up and poking on one. Some of the off brands are not the coolest devices, but the Sony and Kindle eBooks work as small, lightweight devices to read books.

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