Multicore cobblers

Found this article on the BBC website about multicore computing. It's written by Andrew Herbert (an apposite name), who seemingly is the head of Microsoft Research in Cambridge. It's just about the biggest load of cobblers I've ever heard about multiprocessing, which has been around forever and is pretty well understood - well, except by Microsoft it appears. Here's a flavour:

A multi-core computer can learn what I'm like- and what I like- and through speculative execution, start making educated guesses about how I want to travel and what I want to do next. Like the perfect PA, the computer will be able to anticipate and know what I'm about to do, even before I do. This has important implications in internet search- our window on the world.

Scary.

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