Santa Clara, Calif. ” Intel Corp. has just made available its Parallel Studio, a suite of development tools for C/C++ developers using Microsoft Visual Studio.
Available as a free beta download until June 30, the software is delivered as a set of plug-ins to Microsoft's Visual Studio. It is designed to migrate developers to multi-threaded applications running on multi-core processors.
Parallel Studio is “forward scaling” which means that code written for today's multi-core processors will be optimized for future processors too. Included in the software package are Parallel Composer, a C++ compiler and library package; Parallel Inspector, a memory and threading error checker; and Parallel Amplifier, a multi-threading performance tuner.
The first installment, which included Intel. Parallel Composer, was released late last year. For more information on the Parallel Composer release, go to www.intel.com.