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Intel announces two software development suites

Unwraps Parallel Studio XE and Cluster Studio XE 2013
Wed Sep 05 2012, 16:04
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CHIPMAKER INTEL announced the launch of two software development suites today, Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013, to help software developers produce more reliable applications.

The INQUIRER got the lowdown on Chipzilla's new products from Intel chief software evangelist James Reinders, who told us that the launch comes as the firm tries to "help developers find simpler errors more easily, in a bid to product fast, scalable and more reliable apps".

Set to help developers improve application performance on current and next generation processors including the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, the development suits include new features such as improved compiler and library performance, decreased CPU power usage and low overhead Java profiling.

Intel also told us that its new Parallel and Cluster Studio XE suites will come with an MPI library with improved fault tolerance and extended parallelism to include Linux, Fortan and C#.

"Intel Parallel Studio XE provides advanced tools to build superior shared memory applications and Cluster Studio XE adds support for distributed and hybrid applications," the company explained.

"Applications built using these tools typically run faster on computers, servers and clusters. The suites enable developers to deliver applications that perform and scale well in computers and clusters while improving productivity to create faster, more reliable applications."

Intel Parallel Studio XE is available from today, while Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 is set to arrive on Windows and Linux later this year. The software suites will fetch $1,599 to $2,299 and $2,949, respectively. µ


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