FYI: The May issue of Dr, Dobb's is available now. There's an article in it entitled "Multi-threaded Technology & Dual-Core Processors". Not sure if this is significant though. The author is an engineer at Intel, not exactly a mainstream company.
Oh, but it's not a total waste. The same issue contains another article "Python 2.4 Decorators". Now THAT's definitely not a case of a solution in search of a problem.