“On December 8, 2008, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s latest trademark application for Grand Central under application 77626943,” MacNN reports.
“This is Apple’s second trademark filing associated with Mac OS X Snow Leopard filed in the last month. Apple has filed ‘Grand Central’ under the sole International Classification 009 covering computer operating systems/software,” MacNN reports.
“Apple’s forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard is set to deliver unrivaled support for multi-core processors with a new technology code-named ‘Grand Central,'” MacNN reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: From Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard webpage: “Grand Central,” a new set of technologies built into Snow Leopard, brings unrivaled support for multicore systems to Mac OS X. More cores, not faster clock speeds, drive performance increases in today’s processors. Grand Central takes full advantage by making all of Mac OS X multicore aware and optimizing it for allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors. Grand Central also makes it much easier for developers to create programs that squeeze every last drop of power from multicore systems.