Ilya Mirman posted an interesting note on the CilkArts blog this morning. They’ve officially released version 1.0 of Cilk++! The first release only covers Linux platforms and comes in three flavors for the discerning user. They have an Open Source Edition that does not include the Cilkscreen debugging tools, only the compiler. All software developed using the open source version is intended to remain open source. They have trial [or paid] copies of the Professional Edition that includes all the Cilk++ compiling and debugging bells and whistles. They have also released an academic edition used for teaching or learning multicore programming.
Congrats to the CilkArts development team for hitting the first production milestone. For more info, read Ilya’s full post [which download links] here.