Vector Fabrics introduced their vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool. vfThreaded-x86 facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures. It is ideal for software developers that write performance-centric code such as for high-performance computing, scientific, industrial, video or imaging applications. Pricing is based on a subscription fee that includes technical support. License fees start from €175 a month.
The Portland Group is shipping the PGI CUDA C and C++ compilers for systems based on the industry standard general-purpose 64-bit and 32-bit x86 architectures. CUDA is NVIDIA’s parallel computing architecture. It increases computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units). The Portland Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics.
Macraigor Systems’ On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon) now supports the Intel Atom x86 processor. Macraigor’s JTAG interface devices are immediately available for use with the Intel Atom based designs as well as other Intel family devices including the XScale family of processors. OCDemon for the Intel Atom is available immediately starting at $250 USD. The port of the GNU Tools Suite and Eclipse Ganymede/Galileo platform is being offered at no charge.