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New Hardware Boosts Communication Speed on Multi-core Chips
January 31, 2011
Computer engineers at North Carolina State University have developed hardware that allows programs to operate more efficiently by significantly boosting the speed at which the "cores" on a computer chip communicate with each other.
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