Chakra is the new JScript engine developed by Microsoft for their upcoming Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) web browser. A distinctive feature of the engine is that it compiles scripts on a separate CPU core, parallel to the web browser. Chakra improves the performance of the browser and the web pages render and respond much faster.
Last week fellow MVP Vijay Raj, received an an invite to attend a technical briefing up on the Internet Explorer 9 at the Microsoft India Office. The discussion was primarily around the Performance improvements, HTML5 significance, Integrated SVG, WOFF (Open Font Format) and the Hardware Acceleration of the latest version of the Internet Explorer browser. You can check out his post here for more details.
If you have not yet tried the Internet Explorer Platform Preview 4 and its demos, do give it a shot here.