The primary mission of Intel's Software Performance Products group is to deliver
software development tools that enable highly optimized software for the Intel
Architecture. These development tools are
designed by Intel architects and performance analysts familiar with the
details of each Intel processor to assist you in
creating code that is optimized for specific Intel Architecture
processors and architecture features.
For example, our tools currently
maximize optimization for processors with Intel MMX
Technology, the Pentium® processor, and
the Pentium Pro processor.
The Intel Software Performance Products currently available include
the Intel Performance Library Suite, VTune, Intel's Visual Tuning
Environment, and the Intel Architecture Tutorials. In addition, you
can now apply for our Intel C/C++
Compiler plug-in or Intel FORTRAN
Compiler Beta program. These compilers allow your software to gain
superior performance on Intel Architecture processors.
- The Intel Performance Library Suite
consists of a set of programming libraries all optimized for Intel Architecture
processors. The Suite currently includes
the Intel Signal Processing Library,
a set of signal processing functions similar to those
available for most Digital Signal Processors (DSPs),
the Intel Recognition Primitives Library,
a set of 32-bit recognition primitives for developers of speech- and character-recognition
the Intel Image Processing Library,
a set of low-level image manipulation functions optimized for Intel Architecture
processors and particularly effective at taking advantage of MMX™ technology,
and the Intel Math Kernel Library,
a set of linear algebra and fast Fourier transform functions
for developers of scientific and engineering software.
Intel's Visual Tuning Environment, is designed to provide a
system-wide view of your Windows* 95 or Windows NT* system. VTune also
provides you with an inside view of the architecture you are developing
for and suggestions for removing performance bottlenecks. Check out the VTune
site now for the new VTune 2.1 release!
To assist you in your optimized code development, Intel's Software
Performance Products group provides
Intel Architecture Tutorials,
multimedia online tutorials that use animations, simulations, and interactive exercises to
help you learn how to improve your application's performance.
From our tutorial web pages you will also
find links to other Intel Architecture documentation, including
Pentium processor manuals, Pentium Pro processor manuals,
Intel MMX Technology manuals, and application notes.