by Anton Shilov
10/05/2004 | 08:52 PM
Intel Corporation announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology. Besides, the availability of tools is likely to catalyse software developers to utilize AMD64 and EM64T capabilities more thoroughly in future, transiting the x86 industry to 64-bit computing.
Intel software products with support for Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, which allows computing platforms to access larger amounts of memory, include the Intel Compilers, Intel Integrated Performance Primitives, Intel VTune Performance Analyzers and Intel Math Kernel Library. These tools support Windows and Linux operating systems, and can be used with Intel Xeon and Intel Pentium 4 processor-based servers and workstations.
The tools can also be used for future Intel-based PCs that support Intel EM64T. Intel plans to introduce this 64-bit technology in its desktop processor line when commensurate operating system support is available.
“Developers understand that turning 32-bit code into 64-bit code is not easy, regardless of whether an Intel platform or a competitive component is being used. Intel offers software developers the expertise and tools for Intel EM64T to make the job easier and application performance remarkably better,” said Jonathan Khazam, general manager of Intel’s Software Products Division.
In addition to its advanced software tools, Intel offers its customers the latest technical expertise in 64-bit capabilities through Intel Solution Services, Intel’s worldwide professional services organization. Intel Solution Services consultants can work side-by-side with developers to help them better understand and enhance the performance and scalability of their software applications, while taking advantage of the latest features available on Intel platforms
The announced tools are either available now, or will be available later this year.