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CNET News: Intel Software Fine-Tunes Linux Code

Jan 16, 2003, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Intel announced on Tuesday new software to help programmers speed up Linux programs running on Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 processors.

"Intel's $699 VTune software lets programmers zero in on the parts of a software package that consume large amounts of computing resources such as memory. A Windows version of VTune could remotely monitor Linux programs, but customers had asked Intel for a native version that would run directly on Linux computers, Intel spokesman Scott McLaughlin said.

"While much of Intel's business is closely tied to Microsoft, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker has been boosting the fortunes of the Linux operating system as well. In 1998, Intel became one of the first computing industry investors in Linux seller Red Hat. Intel also has released Linux programming tools, has funded work to build Linux support for new chip features, and has put money behind the Open Source Development Lab to improve Linux on high-end machines..."

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