Intel offers tools for Vista and multi-core applications
Intel has announced the availability of new versions of its Thread Checker, Thread Profiler, VTune Performance Analyzer and Threading Building Blocks. These software development products enable developers to create more reliable, scalable applications, and have now been enhanced for the latest multi-core processors – Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 – and newest operating systems – Microsoft Windows Vista, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Core.
“Our Intel Core 2 processors have essential new profiling capabilities we’re taking advantage of for the first time in our VTune Analyzer 9.0. Since nearly all systems shipping with Vista will be multi-core systems, developers targeting Vista have been asking us for these parallelism tools,” said James Reinders, director of marketing for Intel’s Developer Products Division.
Performing multiple tasks simultaneously is referred to as “running in parallel.” Parallelism is accessed in hardware and operating systems with the concept of threads of execution that are easier to program when abstracted into the software concepts of data and task parallelism.