“When Apple senior vice-president Phil Schiller gets up on stage at next month’s Macworld, a couple of weeks ahead of the Macintosh computer’s 25th anniversary, he will have the opportunity to alter the direction of computing,” Chris Edwards reports for The Guardian.
“Apple and its partners have been privately dropping hints to developers that its upcoming release of its Mac OS X operating system, dubbed Snow Leopard, will ship earlier than expected – and it will debut two new technologies that promise to speed up software without demanding any changes to the hardware,” Edwards reports.
“The first technology, Grand Central, is designed to make better use of the Intel processors that sit inside the current range of Macs. The other, OpenCL, could have a more dramatic effect on performance for some programs as it will tap into the power of graphics processors (GPUs) that now goes to waste,” Edwards reports.
“Although Apple is expected to show off Snow Leopard at Macworld, the software is very unlikely to be in consumers’ hands until at least a month later – and more likely two or three months later,” Edwards reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]