Intel today announced new tools for software developers to help build threaded applications and extract the best performance from applications on multi-core platforms. Intel’s compilers are designed to help software developers deliver improved performance for their applications running on platforms from handheld devices to desktops, laptops, servers and super computers. Intel compilers help developers produce multi-threaded applications and take greater advantage of Intel’s multi-core and Hyper-Threading technologies. Intel Compilers version 9.0 include an auto-parallelization option that automatically seeks opportunities in applications to create multiple execution threads, and fully supports OpenMP* 2.5 plus some additional support for proposed future extensions. Version 9.0 of the Intel C++ Compiler is available now, starting at $ 399 for either Windows or Linux versions. Version 9.0 of the Intel Fortran Compiler is available now starting at $ 499 for Windows or Linux versions.

Intel Corporation today announced new tools for software developers to help
build threaded applications and extract the best performance from applications
on multi-core platforms. The Intel® Compilers version 9.0 for C++ and Fortran
programming languages also help improve security protection in Linux* and
Windows* applications.

Software developers use compilers to translate a programming language, such
as C++, into a language the processor understands. Intel’s compilers are
designed to help software developers deliver improved performance for their
applications running on platforms from handheld devices to desktops, laptops,
servers and super computers.

"As demand increases for multi-core platforms, there is an opportunity for
software vendors to add performance, features and innovations to their products
concurrent with this major architecture shift," said Bill Savage, general
manager of Intel’s Software Products Division. "As one of the most technically
advanced compilers in the world, the Intel Compilers version 9.0 enable C++ and
Fortran developers to accelerate the development of their applications for
multi-core and threaded environments."

Intel compilers help developers produce multi-threaded applications and take
greater advantage of Intel’s multi-core and Hyper-Threading technologies. Intel
Compilers version 9.0 include an auto-parallelization option that automatically
seeks opportunities in applications to create multiple execution threads, and
fully supports OpenMP* 2.5 plus some additional support for proposed future
extensions. OpenMP is an industry standard that simplifies the creation and
management of multi-threaded application software.

Intel Compilers version 9.0 are the latest additions to a suite of Intel
Software Development Products that produce optimized binaries for multi-core
processors, making multi-core applications even more effective and extending the
company’s support for multi-core development.

Innovations in the compilers allow software developers to debug even the
optimized code generated by these new compilers, an advancement which eases the
final steps in deploying an application. Traditionally, the use of an optimizer
made debugging difficult or impossible.

The tools also offer application-level security support options for Linux
environments, matching the security features for Windows environments by
reducing buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The security options are a significant
advancement for security in C and C++ applications and produce very little
overhead to the compiled application.

Version 9.0 of the Intel C++ Compiler is available now, starting at $ 399 for
either Windows or Linux versions. Version 9.0 of the Intel Fortran Compiler is
available now starting at $ 499 for Windows or Linux versions. The compilers are
available via download and on CDs directly from Intel and through resellers
worldwide. More information is available at
www.intel.com/software/products