Sun and Intel Extend Threading Building Blocks Support to Solaris, Sun Studio

 

When Sun launched Solaris 10 5/08 last week, a major part of the update to the OS stemmed from its collaboration with Intel on platform-tuned power management capabilities and optimized support for Intel processors and graphics technology. This week the Sun-Intel alliance has yielded yet another milestone, bringing open source Threading Building Blocks (TBB) support to both Solaris and the Sun Studio software toolchain.

TBB for Solaris will make it easier for developers to build threaded applications in C++ for newer multi-core processors, including Quad-Core Intel Xeon. Sun Studio software offers a complete integrated toolchain for Solaris and Linux platforms, including parallelizing compilers, performance and thread analysis tools, memory and code debuggers, NetBeans-based Integrated Development Environment, and more. TBB for Solaris will be included in the OpenSolaris repository in the near future.

Intel's Doug Fisher made the announcement during his "Innovations through Software" presentation today at the 2008 JavaOne conference.

A download of TBB for Solaris is available here, and you can learn about more Intel Threading Building Blocks for Open Source by visiting www.threadingbuildingblocks.org.

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