Intel buys Canadian software company RapidMind

By Matthew
Aug 21, 2009
  1. Intel has purchased RapidMind, a Canadian software company who provides a development platform that makes it easier for software vendors to target multi-core processors and accelerators like GPUs. Intel hopes to utilize the acquisition by enhancing the power of its multicore processors. The chipmaker plans to incorporate RapidMind's data-parallelism products into its own lineup of compilers, middleware, and other tools that allow programs to exploit multiple threads and cores.

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