New software tool makes programs run more efficiently

April 1, 2011 | dBusinessNews

Computer programs are incorporating more and more safety features to protect users, but those features can also slow the programs down by 1,000% or more. Researchers at North Carolina State Univ. have developed a software tool that helps these programs run much more efficiently without sacrificing their safety features. 0 logo_RD.jpg R&D
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