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Multi-Core Microprocessors Too Powerful for Modern Software:

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:12 pm

The relentless doubling of processing cores per chip will drive the total core counts of upcoming server generations to peaks well above the levels for which key software have been engineered, according to Gartner. Operating systems, middleware, virtualization tools and applications will all be affected, leaving organizations facing difficult decisions, hurried migrations to new versions and performance challenges as a consequence of this evolution.

"Looking at the specifications for these software products, it is clear that many will be challenged to support the hardware configurations possible today and those that will be accelerating in the future. The impact is akin to putting a Ferrari engine in a go-cart; the power may be there, but design mismatches severely limit the ability to exploit it," said Carl Claunch, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

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