Multi-Core Processors

The race for computer power and speed has been underway since World War II. It accelerated tremendously in 1971, with Intel’s introduction of the first microprocessor. Soon afterward, one of Intel’s founders, Gordon Moore, observed that price-performance was doubling every 18 months, and that trend became known as Moore’s Law.

Since then, Intel has held a solid lead in this industry. It dominates the processor market, and has increased speeds year after year until reaching today’s commercial benchmark of 3.8 gigahertz for its .....

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