Intel's new compilers optimize for Hyper-Threading

— 3:38 PM on December 3, 2002

According to this story over at The Inquirer, Intel has released a new version of its C++ and Fortran compilers for Windows and Linux that optimize for Hyper-Threading. The new compilers pour over lines of code looking for opportunities to parallelize tasks and take advantage of Hyper-Threading's additional logical processor. The more applications are optimized for parallel execution, the better Intel's Hyper-Threading Pentium 4s should perform. As an added bonus, any parallel execution optimizations should also give users of real dual processor systems a healthy performance boost.

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