Intel Open Sources Building-Block Tech
Multiple cores are the norm now for chip-makers, though application developers don’t always develop in ways that take advantage of more than one processor core. How do you bridge the divide?
Intel thinks the key is by making a cornerstone development tool for parallelism open source. To that end Intel is open sourcing Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) under the GPL version 2.
TBB is a method of programming for C++ for parallelism that Intel has offered for over a year. With version 2.0 they’re open sourcing it and making it available on more operating systems and processors.
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