BANGALORE, India As it is moves to multi-core processor technology, Intel Corp. is trying to get the large Indian software development community into parallel programming.
Only a small part of the 250 Indian software firms have started to think about parallel programming to take advantage of multi-core processor technology, Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.) said.
"We see the opportunity in India to influence the developer community and the hottest topic here is the move to multi-core (processors)," said James Reinders, director of marketing and business, software development products, Intel Corp. "There is this notion that it is going to be hard to find a single-core processor any more. This opens up opportunities for programmers; if they can change their applications to use multi-core, the performance will be better. This is pretty much how the future is going to be."
"In India the majority of applicationslike elsewhereare usually not threaded, but they need to start thinking about introducing threads debugging and tuning," said Narendra Bhandari, director Asia Pacific, SSG global developer relations division, Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. "Of the hundreds of companies we work with in India, less than 10 percent would be programming in parallel, and we want to get this message out."