NVIDIA's David Kirk calls for more parallelism research

Posted on Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 23:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
David Kirk, NVIDIA's chief scientist, told at the 17th Hot Chips conference on the Stanford University campus on Tuesday that a crisis looms in programming technology. He claims this could not only bling the future CPU market but also bring an end to improvements in graphics performance, despite GPU improvements.
"If we look at the situation of general-purpose CPUs," Kirk said, "we see architects moving rapidly to multithreading and multicore designs. But we don't see a lot more threads to run. What parallelism there may be in algorithms is often concealed or lost altogether in the programming process."
Read on at EE Times

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