I have a bit of an update to my previous post on Intel's release of Fortran, C , and Math Kernel Libraries for OS X. In an article at ZDNet, James Reinders of Intel notes that to take full advantage of the Intel Core Duo dual processors for OS X applications, programmers will need to use these tools. This sounds like a bit of marketing hutzpa, but maybe it's true that XCode in and of itself won't be tuned for dual core processors.

Also, pricing has been released for the tools (currently in beta) set to release in Summer of 2006:
  • Intel® C Compiler for Mac OS: $399
  • Intel® Fortran Compiler for Mac OS: $499
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library for Mac OS: $399
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives for Mac OS: $199
I sure hope they have educational discounts for the numerous researchers in science and math who commented on the last post.

[via MacFixIt]

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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