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New Intel Tools for Developers to Maximize Performance


New Intel Tools to Help Apple Developers Maximize Application Performance

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced new
software development tools and resources through its Intel Software
Network. These tools and resources will help Apple developers take
advantage of Intel Core Duo processor technologies to maximize application
performance on the new Intel-based Mac platforms.

The special beta versions of the Intel Fortran Compiler, Intel C++
Compiler, Intel Math Kernel Library and Intel Integrated Performance
Primitives are available now. Intel will also provide other resources to
assist with software optimization, dual core threading and migration
information. More information on these programs is available at

“Intel is pleased to offer Apple developers a free trial of our products
through a special beta program, and we look forward to developer feedback
prior to introducing our products in the coming months,” said William
Savage, general manager of Intel’s Software Products Division. “Our highly
optimized compilers and libraries yield significant performance advantages
for applications and take advantage of the opportunities made available
through multi-core and multi-threaded environments.”

“High performance scientific and creative customers need to squeeze every
last drop of performance out of their systems,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re thrilled that Intel
has brought their respected suite of tools to help Apple developers
maximize the performance of their applications on Intel-based Macs.”

These development tools are integrated into Apple’s Xcode development
environment and offer an alternative to existing tools and compilers. The
Intel Fortran compiler enables the scientific and technical community to
bring the fastest versions of their applications to Mac OS X and
Intel-based Mac platforms, using industry-standard math libraries and
language. The Intel C++ Compiler provides the ability for Xcode users to
apply targeted optimizations to performance sensitive areas of their
applications, allowing them to get the most out of the Intel Core Duo

Intel augments these compilers with advanced support for threading through
OpenMP* and auto-parallelism capabilities. The Intel Math Kernel Library
(Intel MKL) is a set of highly optimized mathematical routines designed for
engineering, science, and financial applications that require maximum
performance on Intel processors. The Intel Integrated Performance
Primitives (Intel IPP) is a software library of highly-optimized functions
for multimedia, audio, video, speech, computer vision, image and signal

Based on Intel’s proven suite of software development products for other
platforms, each product has been transitioned to Mac OS X’s Xcode
development environment to ensure complete fidelity with other Intel
platforms, giving Mac OS X developers a familiar base to use Intel’s
powerful development tools.

The suite of development tools from Intel will be available for purchase in
the second quarter of 2006, and are available for free trial in the special
beta program now.

“We have seen exceptional results during our thorough testing of the beta
versions of the Intel compilers for Mac OS X,” said Jeff Livesay, Chief
Operating Officer, Absoft Corporation. “Absoft will bundle market-proven
capabilities for Apple developers, including our Fx2 Debugger, with Intel
Fortran and C++ compilers and libraries as part of our efforts, together
with Intel, to deliver strong support for software developers. Scientists
can expect great things from these new platforms.”

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies,
products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.

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