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From: Tom Brinkman (reportbase_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-25 01:31:20

Thought I'd pass along this news.

Intel open sources multicore programming tool

Intel announced today that they're open-sourcing their cross-platform
Thread Building Blocks 2.0 (TBB) template library.

The aim of TBB, is to make it easier for coders in C++ to express
task-level parallelism. TBB works by abstracting parallelism above the
level that most programmers are currently used to, especially those
coders who use POSIX or Windows threads. Coders can use the TBB
template library in conjunction with the platform's native threads,
and the different pieces of the project (task scheduler, mutex locks,
atomic operations, containers, etc.) can be used independently of one

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