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Introduction


The surge of multicore processors coming into the market and on users’ desktops has made parallel computing the focus of attention once again. This time, however, it is led by the industry, which ensures that multicore computing is here to stay. Nevertheless, there is still so much research work to be done in multicore hardware-software designs before consumer applications can leverage the benefits of this new paradigm. This ebook is being put forward as a platform for immediate collection of state-of-the-art technologies in both hardware and software designs for multicore computing. With the burgeoning prevalence of multicore processors in embedded systems, real-time systems, multimedia systems, bioinformatics systems, network systems, to list a few, this ebook attempts to cover the design and verification issues related to different application domains as a singular source of reference to the state-of-the-art techniques in multicore processor design and software programming that covers multiple application domains. This ebook will be of immense help to system and software engineers, including both experts and non-experts in parallel computing.




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