The 1.0 release of MPS is planned for early 2009. MPS will be free, with a major part of its code being open source. It will be offered under an Apache license.
Boosting development of applications for multi-core processors, Intel this week launched a public beta version of Intel Parallel Composer, which is to be part of the Intel Parallel Studio suite.
[ Formore on multicore chips, see "Multicore: New chips mean new challenges for developers" ]
Parallel Composer features compilers and libraries for Microsoft Visual Studio C++ developers, offering support for parallel expression within Visual Studio.
The Parallel Studio suite is to be a parallelism toolkit for multi-core software development. Products in it work together. Other components of the suite will be offered in beta releases next year. The full product suite is to be ready some time after the beta releases.