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Utilizing the increasing number of CPU cores is essential to future implementations, while utilizing GPU cores will likely remain specialized. “Software that doesn’t become massively multi-core in implementation will be left behind as our models become larger,” notes Riddle. Yet McClure was quick to point out that “overall CAD performance is not limited by the CPU,” and others concurred. Multi-threading provides great benefits for things like analysis and rendering, but most people want to see improved speed in geometry regeneration, which is fundamentally a serial process.