New Software Allows Faster Programs

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8 (UPI) — U.S. computer engineers say they’ve developed a software system that will allow computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster.

North Carolina State University researchers led by Associate Professor Yan Solihin said they found a way to run different parts of some programs — including, for the first time, word processors and Web browsers — at the same time, which makes the programs operate more efficiently.

The engineers said their achievement might also make it possible to incorporate new security measures in software products.

The research that included doctoral students Devesh Tiwari, Sanghoon Lee and Assistant Professor James Tuck, is to be presented April 21 in Atlanta during the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium.

The project was funded by the National Science Foundation.

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