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Windows 7 to be tweaked for multi-core, apparently

Posted October 1, 2008 by admin in News

I got a few hints about what?s on the drawing board, however, from Craig Mundie, Microsoft?s Chief Research and Strategy Officer.

?Win32 was never designed for highly concurrent, asynchronous processing,? said Mundie during a recent interview I had with him last week at the Emerging Technology Conference in Cambridge, Mass.

?Parallelism requires adjustments at every level of the stack,? Mundie acknowledged. It involves ?the repartioning of different tasks to different layers?.So look for a rebalancing of roles and runtimes. We need to formalize that in the operating system. Expect thei first pieces in the next generation of Windows.


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