Multi-core chip rivals AMD and Intel have been beating their chests as of late , but to what end, I wonder, as developers labor to keep up.
AMD, for one, has fixed the embarrassing flaw that delayed the quad-core Barcelona chip. As Terry Malloy put it in On the Waterfront, so what?
Meanwhile, Intel and Microsoft pat themselves on the back because they've donated US$20 million to UC Berkley and the University of Illinois to found the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers. Well, it's about time.