Thursday, June 12, 2008

Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

Hmm

The problem is that, having headed down that path, the industry is now admitting that it doesn’t know how to program the new parallel chips efficiently when the number of cores goes above a handful.

On Monday, Mr. Jobs asserted that Apple was coming to the rescue.

“We’ve added over a thousand features to Mac OS X in the last five years,” he said Monday in an interview after his presentation. “We’re going to hit the pause button on new features.”

Instead, the company is going to focus on what he called “foundational features” that will be the basis for a future version of the operating system.

Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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