A large number of industry players have joined forces to drive the adoption of multi-core software and hardware in next-generation enterprise telecoms and datacentres.
The eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, announced by semiconductor firm NetLogic Microsystems, will encourage innovations in parallel processing and software development.
The Alliance will serve as a base for vendors and OEMs, and will help them to develop multi-core equipment effectively and efficiently.
"The eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance brings together the very best platform and software providers who provide a wide portfolio of solutions and who are leaders in their respective areas of expertise," said Behrooz Abdi, executive vice president and general manager at NetLogic Microsystems.
"The Alliance provides a foundation upon which developers can innovate to create new, breakthrough solutions that can take full advantage of the superior performance and functionality of multi-core processors."
Other members of the alliance include security firms BitDefender and Kaspersky Labs, and development and system tools vendor Enea.
"Multi-core processors are central to the deployment of rich media services and the transition to all-IP networks by leading carriers and service providers worldwide," said Mathias Båth, senior vice president of marketing at Enea.
"The eNsemble Alliance is poised to play a critical role in this transition by bringing together technology leaders to innovate and collaborate in order to accelerate the adoption of multi-core processors."
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