Bill McColl's new new thing

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Bill McColl has an informative post over at computing at scale in which he speculates on some of the big opportunities coming our way in technology: live enterprise software, sensors, massive memory systems (memory is the new disk), and parallelism.

The move from sequential to parallel computing that is now underway will be as profound a change for the IT industry as the move to the web in the 1990s or the move to personal computers and workstations in the 1980s. If any one area is the “new new thing” for entrepreneurs and investors it’s parallelism. The drivers behind incredible opportunities in this area are simple, clear and unstoppable…

It’s a good read.


  1. […] the beginning of April I pointed to a post by Bill McColl where he pointed out the increasing importance of parallel programming […]