Multi-threaded calculation to make Excel 12 much faster

Posted on Thursday, November 10 2005 @ 12:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft says multi-threaded optimizations will make Excel 12 much faster on multi-processor or dual-core processors systems.
To a large number of customers, Excel’s calculation speed is extremely important – perhaps the most important “feature” we ship. When planning Excel 12, we started a small investigation to look at different ways we could make Excel calculate faster on computers that had multi-processor or dual-core chips. The investigation turned out to be promising, so we continued the work, and the result is a very exciting feature that we refer to as multi-threaded calculation, or MTC. (Note – this is another working name, not a final name. Also note that our developers refer to this as MTR, or multi-threaded recalculation, but since most customers use the word calculation, I have decided to go that route for this post.)
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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