If you’re a PC hipster who loves his quad core CPU we have bad news for you, Intel has officially declared that multi-core processors have gone mainstream. The announcement was made by Intel’s chief technology officer Justin Rattner, to a captive audience at their annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week.
According to Rattner the end result of so much excess computing horsepower will be that the future of computing will be accelerated. "Since 2006 Intel and the IA developer community have worked in partnership to realize the potential of multi- and many-core computing, with accelerating impact beyond high-performance computing to solving a wide range of real-world computing problems on clients and servers," Rattner said during his Day 3 keynote. "What we have demonstrated today only scratches the surface of what will be possible with many-core and extreme scale computing systems in the future."
We can only hope that this announcement will prompt developers to take a closer look at software development in the future, and put an even greater emphasis on making them multi-core aware.