7 adds the capability for instant parallel computing. On any multicore computer system, Mathematica
7 is automatically set up to be able to run multiple parts of a computation concurrently—and for the first time makes parallel computing easy enough that it can be used in seconds as a routine part of everyday work. The symbolic character of the Mathematica
language allows unprecedentedly straightforward support of many existing and new parallel programming paradigms and data-sharing models—and Mathematica
's parallel infrastructure is set up to allow seamless scaling to networks, clusters, grids and clouds.