The SoftTalk Blog has posted a preview of Intel Advisor XE, a parallel programming tool in the wings. Intel Advisor XE adds Linux, Fortran and C# .Net support to a tool (Intel Parallel Advisor) that was previously only available for C/C++.
Intel Advisor XE is a design tool that helps you to transform serial code to run well on multicore hardware by forecasting what might happen if the code executes in parallel. It helps to identify where parallelisation gives the biggest returns, predicts scalability and overheads, and also helps predict data races. As with many of the Intel parallel programming tools, it uses highly visual graphs to help you identify hotspots and assess the potential performance of your parallel annotations.
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