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Code Booster: Award-winning research on code optimization explores multicore computing

May 1, 2008

Contact: Ucilia Wang,


At the 2008 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) held in Miami, the award for Best Paper in the “applications” category went to a research paper exploring ways to make a popular scientific analysis code run smoothly on different types of multicore computers.

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