Santa Clara, Ca. - Intel has just released the public beta of Intel Parallel Composer, what it says is the first installment in a new family of software tools to allow Windows developers to adopt parallelism for multicore.
Intel Parallel Composer is a set of compilers and libraries for Microsoft Visual Studio C++ developers designed to speed and simplify threading. It supports Threading Building Blocks (TBB), OpenMP and other standards.
Other components of Intel Parallel Studio include Parallel Advisor, Parallel Inspector, and Parallel Amplifier, all of which will be in beta release early next year.
Also in this release are extensions to the C++ standard (C++0x), Lambda functions, parallel valarray, and asynchronous I/O. Auto-vectorization, auto-parallelization, spawn and threaded libraries are among the additional features in Intel Parallel Composer.
Intel is also providing parallel debugger extensions that extend the Microsoft debugger, and a Parallel Lint that enables source file diagnostics to eliminate bugs, boundary violations and memory corruptions.
To learn more, go to www.intel.com