Marcus Levy's Got it Ass Backwards
You don't create a programming model to support an existing hardware model. It should be the other way around. First you come up with a correct programming model; then you devise the hardware to support the model. Sheesh.
The Multicore Association is supposed to lead and suggest new ways to get us out the crisis. Kissing Intel's or AMD's ass is not the way to go. It does not matter if you depend on them for financial support. The main leaders of the multicore processor industry have let it be known that they want to support the multithreading model of parallelism. The only problem is that multithreading is the cause of the crisis, not the solution. Marcus Levy needs to wake the hell up and be a real leader. There are enough ass kissers in the business already. Go to the links below for enlightenment.
How to Solve the Parallel Programming Crisis:
Encouraging Mediocrity at the Multicore Association: