UC Berkeley is partnering with Intel and
Microsoft to establish the Par Lab, which will accelerate developments in parallel computing and advance the
powerful benefits of multi-core processing to mainstream consumer and business
Research from this effort is expected to lead to powerful new mainstream
applications, such as a cell phone that allows a user to recognize the face of
an approaching acquaintance and, more importantly, to whisper that person's name
into the user's ear. Another application may be speech recognition software that
can act as a court reporter by providing an accurate, written record of what was
said by numerous people in a court or conference room.
Read the UC Berkeley press release.