Skip Nav
Politics
One of Trump's Old Tweets Resurfaced to Inspire This Entertaining New Meme
Digital Life
A Guide to Hashtags, Every Day of the Week
Geek Culture
This Theory About Neville Longbottom's Wand Explains Everything About Him

Apple Keynote 2009 WWDC New Snow Leopard Technologies

WWDC: Apple Announces New Technologies For Snow Leopard

Here we are at WWDC, in the midst of hot Apple news, and now we're onto the nitty gritty: the technology itself.

Bertrand Serlet has the honor of introducing Snow Leopard's new technologies, which revolve around taking advantage of the power of your processor. They include:

  • 64-bit Mode: Using 64-bit mode takes advantage of the mass of memory, hitting a limit only at 16 billion gigs rather than four; this means the processor can move much faster in 64-bit mode, and all of the major applications will run in 64-bit mode. Thus, twice as fast!
  • Grand Central Dispatch: GCD will control the threads of multicore processors. Basically, when you're running an application, the threads that are produced stay up when the same app is idle; GCD redirects those threads so that they're not being used up when an application is idle. Hence, another way to make Snow Leopard faster!
  • OpenCL: OpenCL (the "C" stands for computing) utilizes the raw power of graphics cards beyond just graphics; the best part of OpenCL is that it will actually have an open standard and many top tech companies are already participating.

Up next? iPhone news!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Daily Tech: The Xbox 360 to Drop in Price Tomorrow
geeksugar Liveblogs the 2009 WWDC
Women Standing With Planned Parenthood
Lottery Horror Stories
Bob Harper on Mediterranean Diet
Nike Pro Hijab
What It's Like to Be the Child of an Undocumented Immigrant

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds