Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ct - Parallel Extensions to C++

Intel has developed extensions to C++ supporting the optimization of serial code to be executed on multi-core processors. The research project is called Ct (t stands for throughput) and comprises language extensions as well as a runtime compiler, threading runtime and memory manager. Different sources on the web emphasize that the design goal to minimize threading/coordination overhead has been met. In comparison with OpenMP, fewer instructions are needed for parallelization.

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