Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are inching away on the long road of making a new parallel programming model for the next multicore processors. Both companies shared their ongoing initiatives in separate discussions at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF).
Microsoft stressed its vision for placing new layers to its system software stack and point extensions to its .Net environment. Meanwhile, Intel said it plans to have extensions to its x86 instruction set and has shown progress on Ct, extensions to the C++ language with an objective of supporting greater parallelism.
Intel, Microsoft converge on parallel computing