To simplify the development of high-performing applications for the recently announced Intel Pentium 4 processors (formerly codenamed "Prescott"), Intel Corporation has released the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel IPP) 4.0 and Intel Threading Tools 2.0. The Intel IPP 4.0 will also support the Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA) application processor codenamed "Bulverde" with Wireless MMX technology due later this quarter.
The Intel IPP 4.0 software library features a common Application Programming Interface (API) allowing developers to obtain higher-performing applications across Intel processor-based desktop, server, mobile and handheld platforms.
Intel Threading Tools 2.0 is a suite of software tools to help developers optimize applications designed for Intel's family of processors that support Hyper-Threading Technology. The new version allows developers to run the tools and view results within the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Development Environment, features one click diagnostic help to view and resolve threading errors, and includes compiler support for Intel C++ Compiler, Intel Fortran Compiler and Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2002 and 2003 Editions.
Intel IPP 4.0 is available for the Windows and Linux operating systems and is offered at the suggested list price of US$199. Intel Threading Tools 2.0 is priced at US$1,198.