Choice Overload in Parallel Programming

by Amit

This Research@Intel blog post titled “Parallel programming environments: less is more” is an interesting read at the numerous choices available today for Parallel Programming.

The author points to a paper “When Choice is Demotivating: Can One Desire too Much of a Good Thing?” Iyengar, S. S., & Lepper, M. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 995-1006. (2000) and illustrates his point by an example which brings into light the fact that the flexibility obtained by more choices tend to defeat the purpose when it comes to adoption of a particular choice.