Intel has unveiled two development suites aimed at delivering the best application performance across a range of processor architectures, including its Xeon Phi many-core chips and more mainstream Core processors.
Available from Wednesday, Intel Parallel Studio XE targets developers looking to build superior shared memory applications, while Intel Cluster Studio XE provides support for distributed and hybrid applications and will ship before the end of the year.
The new tools offer developers improved compiler and library performance, according to Intel, plus new profiling features, including low overhead Java profiling support, and support for both Windows and Linux.
The tools enable developers to deliver applications that perform and scale well, whether they are running on a mobile device, desktop or server, right up to a high-performance server cluster, Intel said.
Both can be used to target Intel's current Ivy Bridge Core processors or the next-generation Core chips based on the Haswell architecture and due in 2013, but will prove most useful when coding for Intel's Xeon Phi many-core co-processors, previously known as Knights Corner.
Parallel Studio XE costs $2,299 and includes C++ Composer XE, Fortran Composer XE, Inspector XE and VTune Amplifier XE, but buyers can opt for a version targeting just C++ for $1,599 or just Fortran for $1,899.
Meanwhile, Cluster Studio XE costs $2,949 and includes all of the above plus the Intel MPI Library, which implements the MessagePassing Interface (MPI) v2.2 for inter-process communications, and Intel's Trace Analyzer and Collector for debugging errors.
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