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Department of Computer Science
Midwestern State University
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements of the Degree
Master of Science
Performance through Parallel Computing
Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee
Date of Approval
Most software developers have relied on the advances in hardware to increase the speed of their applications. Existing software simply ran faster as each new generation of processors was introduced. However, since 2003 power consumption issues have limited the increase of the clock frequency and the level of productive activities that can be performed in each clock period within a single CPU. Since then, virtually all microprocessor vendors have switched to multi-core and many-core models in which multiple processing units, referred to as processor cores, are used in each chip to increase the processing power. A traditional sequential program will only utilize one of the processor cores,... [continues]
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