Intel Updates Linux-Compatible C++ Library

By Henry Kingman  |  Posted 2008-07-22 Print this article Print

Intel delivers a Linux-compatible open-source library aimed at improving the performance of C++ applications on multicore processors.

The new version of Intel's Linux-compatible C++ open-source library is designed to help developers improve the performance of C++ applications on multicore processors.

Version 2.1 of Intel TBB (Threading Building Blocks) offers performance enhancements, a new portable affinity mechanism and an improved task scheduler that is designed to ease development of GUIs, network I/0 and artificial intelligence, according to Intel.

Introduced in July 2007 under the "GPLv2 with run-time exception" license, TBB has a 120KB run-time combined with template libraries that are linked in at compile time.

Besides Linux, TBB supports Mac OS X, Windows and Solaris.

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