Cringely says no apps for multicores in 2007

One of Cringely's predictions for 2007 involves multi-core chips and the difficulties of multithreading:
"5) AMD and Intel continue to beat the crap out of each other with customers gaining but wondering why there is no software that supports those new 8-way processors, as both compilers and third-party developers fail to keep up."
Unfortunately, he doen't mention ideas for solutions. Nevertheless, realizing that we have a problem would help us towards the solution.

Cringely has not predicted a wave of bugs appearing in old applications when people start using multicore chips. I wonder if he is aware of this possible future type of events.


Blogger j2xs said...

He didn't mention solutions, so I will :-)


Thu Feb 01, 06:14:00 PM EST  

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