AMD details hardware-extension spec for real-time software parallelization

Mutschler, Ann Steffora
August 2007
Electronic News;8/20/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 34, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on a new hardware extension specification released by microprocessor supplier Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The new specification describes light-weight profiling (LWP), meant to help developers more easily leverage the benefits of multicore processing. LWP is a CPU mechanism that AMD expects could have broad benefit to software.


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