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Multicore processors Nightmare or Nirvana?

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The development of multicore processors, which can place many general purpose or specialised processors on a single silicon dye, is one of the most significant IT industry developments of the past 40 years, according to IDC.

The analyst firm said today that it believes the impact of multicore on the IT infrastructure will accelerate with each generation of multicore processors. This is expected to cause a "significant market shift" within the next four to five years.

Established players in microprocessors, operating platforms, systems management, security, application development tools, network management and services delivery must accept, if not embrace, this market shift, IDC advised.

"Multicore processing will provide the flexibility, agility and efficiency of future dynamic IT environments," said Matt Eastwood, vice president of IDC's server research.

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