Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
webOS Is Still Alive With LuneOS ROM Release for Android, webOS Devices
AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics, "Never Settle: Space Edition" Game Bundle
AMD Introduces New 8-core FX-series Processors
New Philips Hue Beyond Combines Functionality And Ambient Lighting for Home
LG and Samsung Add Swarovski Crystals on Their Products
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 Allows You To Mix Tracks from Spotify or iTunes
Apple's iCloud Could Have Allowed Celebrity Nude-Photo Leak
Google To Launch New Budget Phone In India
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > PC Parts > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Microsoft, Intel Research Parallel Computing With US Universities


Microsoft and Intel said Tuesday they are teaming with US universities to unleash the mighty potential of multi-core computer chips.

Microsoft and Intel will jointly spend U.S. $20m over five years to fund Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An additional $8 million will come from UIUC, and UC Berkeley has applied for $7 million in funds from a state-supported program to match industry grants.

Research will focus on advancing parallel programming applications, architecture and operating systems software. This is the first joint industry and university research alliance of this magnitude in the United States focused on mainstream parallel computing.

Parallel computing brings together advanced software and processors that have multiple cores or engines, which when combined can handle multiple instructions and tasks simultaneously. Although Microsoft, Intel and many others deliver hardware and software that is capable of handling dual- and quad-core-based PCs today, in the coming years computers are likely to have even more processors inside them.

"Intel has already shown an 80-core research processor, and we're quickly moving the computing industry to a many-core world," said Andrew Chien, vice president, Corporate Technology Group and director, Intel Research. "Working with Microsoft and these two prestigious universities will help catalyze the long-term breakthroughs that are needed to enable dramatic new applications for the mainstream user."

"Working jointly with industry and academia, we plan to explore the next generation of hardware and software to unlock the promise and the power of parallel computing and enable a change in the way people use technology," said Tony Hey, corporate vice president of External Research at Microsoft Research.

Intel and rival AMD already market chips with two or four cores and say it is likely the number will rise. Intel researchers have made an 80-core research processor.

The research will complement and extend existing parallel computing programs at UC Berkeley, UIUC, Microsoft and Intel.

Predicted research breakthroughs include software enabling people's mobile telephone to recognize faces of approaching acquaintances and whisper their names to users.

Another foreseeable application is described as voice recognition software so accurate it could be used to record witness testimony in courtroom proceedings.


Previous
Next
Apple in Talks With Labels About Unlimited Music        All News        Philips & Lite-On Blu-ray Portofolio
Western Digital Releases 640 GB Two-platter Hard Drives     PC Parts News      Nvidia nForce 790i Chipset Announced

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
China Gives Microsoft Deadline To Respond To Anti-trust Probe
Intel Hopes To Improve Its Mobile Business With Ex-Qualcomm exec
Intel Unleashes its First 8-Core Desktop Processor For Gaming
Intel Introduces World's Smallest Standalone 3G Modem
China Probes Microsoft Over Web Browser And Media Player
FCC Filing Hints At a Microsoft Rival To Chromecast
Intel Highlights Its Wireless Computing Plans
Microsoft to Announce Windows 9 on September Event: report
Intel, Chunghwa Telecom Team up on Internet of Things
Samsung, Microsoft Want To End Android Patent Dispute Soon
Sony, Huawei, Microsoft To Announce New Smartphones at 2014 IFA
Avago to Sell LSI's Networking Business to Intel

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .