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Entering a Parallel Universe

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Universal Parallel Computing Research Center

Photograph by Aaron Tersteeg

The promise of parallel computing has run afoul of the harsh reality of Amdahl's Law, which puts a ceiling on the benefit of converting sequential code to parallel code. The upshot is that parallelism will not necessarily reap rewards.

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